Bitter Harvest: Richmond Flowers and the Civil Rights by John Hayman,Jimmy Carter

By John Hayman,Jimmy Carter

sour Harvest strains the improvement of Richmond vegetation, a colour baby-kisser who started his profession as a segregationist yet who, as lawyer common of Alabama, fought bitterly opposed to Governor George Wallace in attempting to help the structure. within the technique, he sacrificed his political career.

Flowers was once elected legal professional common in 1962. A likable storyteller who had served within the nation senate, flora got here into place of work promising just like the leisure to ship the Yankees a message. He didn't appear the stuff of which heroes (or martyrs) are made. yet confronted with the alternative of upholding the legislations or of taking the preferred path, he selected to uphold the legislation. occasions thereafter made him a primary determine within the so much violent years of the civil rights revolution.

The booklet units this tale opposed to the heritage of the Southern conflict opposed to civil rights, a savage contest prompted through hatred and worry. It advances the thesis that in this era, Alabama suffered a basic failure in management which decided the state's reaction to the call for for social switch. Alabama's leaders encourages lawlessness with their statements and activities. They took the nation down a self-destructive direction which has had lasting and destructive consequences.

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