Stealth Reconstruction

An Untold Story of Racial Politics in Recent Southern History
Author(s): Glen Browder
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2010
Product Number: EB00774483
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781603062282
Publisher: NewSouth Books
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America seems to have little sense of how the Civil Rights Movement actually played into southern politics over the remainder of the twentieth Century. The common vision is a monolithic struggle between heroes and villains, depicted literally and figuratively in black and white. Unfortunately, this conception provides incomplete explanation for subsequent progress in the southern political system. This book reveals that, amid all the heroic history of that time, there is a fascinating story of “stealth reconstruction” – i.e., the unheroic, quiet, practical, biracial work of some white politicians and black leaders, a story untold and unknown until now.