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The Resource The last days : a son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a New South, Charles Marsh

The last days : a son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a New South, Charles Marsh

Label
The last days : a son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a New South
Title
The last days
Title remainder
a son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a New South
Statement of responsibility
Charles Marsh
Title variation
Son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a New South
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Laurel, Mississippi, was a bustling and prosperous, largely middle- and upper-middle-class town full of sophisticated people who traveled, loved the arts, and sent their children to Vanderbilt and Tulane. As minister of the First Baptist Church in Laurel, Bob Marsh, the author's father, was a respected and beloved man in the community. Laurel was also the home base of Sam Bowers, the Imperial Wizard of the White Knights of the Mississippi KKK, who commanded a daily and unchallenged program of terror and misery. Bowers was suspected of orchestrating at least nine murders, including those of Vernon Dahmer, Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman: 75 bombings of black churches; and many other beatings and assaults. In this real-life To Kill a Mockingbird, Marsh gives us a small town Southern drama of a father grappling with his moral indecision while trying to teach his family the meaning and practice of Christian purity. Yet Marsh's father was no Atticus Finch, willing and able to transform a town's racism through the sheer, silent force of his unshakeable resolve. Bob Marsh was a Southern Baptist preacher who struggled to do the right thing, reeled between righteous indignation and moral torpor, and eventually found the courage to take a public stand against Bowers."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
IMF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsh, Charles
Dewey number
976.2/55/063
Index
no index present
LC call number
F347.L33
LC item number
M37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marsh, Bob
  • Marsh, Charles
  • Racism
  • Civil rights
  • Baptists
  • Baptisten
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • Laurel (Miss.)
Label
The last days : a son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a New South, Charles Marsh
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The joy of fundamentalist sex
  • 6.
  • Fun and success in the closed society
  • 7.
  • Church boy
  • 8.
  • Birds of a feather
  • 9.
  • Onward Christian terrorists
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Breather in the big easy
  • 11.
  • Local assassin makes good
  • 12.
  • Swimming pools, movie stars, and Jesus freaks
  • 13.
  • Are we in the promised land yet
  • 14.
  • Once you go black
  • Going down to Laurel
  • 2.
  • The magnolia jungle
  • 3.
  • One preacher's beginnings
  • 4.
  • Invisible empires
Control code
46335043
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780465044184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)46335043
Label
The last days : a son's story of sin and segregation at the dawn of a New South, Charles Marsh
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The joy of fundamentalist sex
  • 6.
  • Fun and success in the closed society
  • 7.
  • Church boy
  • 8.
  • Birds of a feather
  • 9.
  • Onward Christian terrorists
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Breather in the big easy
  • 11.
  • Local assassin makes good
  • 12.
  • Swimming pools, movie stars, and Jesus freaks
  • 13.
  • Are we in the promised land yet
  • 14.
  • Once you go black
  • Going down to Laurel
  • 2.
  • The magnolia jungle
  • 3.
  • One preacher's beginnings
  • 4.
  • Invisible empires
Control code
46335043
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780465044184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)46335043

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