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Sisters and rebels : a struggle for the soul of America / Jacquelyn Dowd Hall.

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  • ISBN: 9780393047998
  • ISBN: 0393047997
  • Physical Description: x, 690 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 607-667) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: Home. "Southerners of my people's kind" ; "Lest we forget" ; "Contrary streams of influence" -- Part two: "A new heaven and a new earth". "The inner motion of change" ; "Far-thinking...professional-minded" women ; "A clear show-down" ; "Getting the world's work done" ; Writing and New York ; "Kok-I House" -- Part three: A chosen exile. "The heart of the struggle" ; Culture and the crisis ; Miss Lumpkin and Mrs. Douglas ; "Heartbreaking gaps" ; Radical dreams, fascist threats ; Sisters and strangers -- Part four: Writing a way home. "At the threshold of great promise" ; Wilderness years ; Expatriates return ; Endings.
Summary, etc.:
"Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy. But while Elizabeth remained a lifelong believer, her younger sisters chose vastly different lives. Seeking their fortunes in the North, Grace and Katharine reinvented themselves as radical thinkers whose literary works and organizing efforts brought the nation's attention to issues of region, race, and labor. In Sisters and Rebels, National Humanities Award-winning historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall follows the divergent paths of the Lumpkin sisters, who were 'estranged and yet forever entangled' by their mutual obsession with the South. Tracing the wounds and unsung victories of the past through to the contemporary moment, Hall revives a buried tradition of Southern expatriation and progressivism; explores the lost, revolutionary zeal of the early twentieth century; and muses on the fraught ties of sisterhood. Grounded in decades of research, the family's private papers, and interviews with Katharine and Grace, Sisters and Rebels unfolds an epic narrative of American history through the lives and works of three fascinating Southern women."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Lumpkin, Katharine Du Pre, 1897-1988.
Lumpkin, Grace, 1891-1980.
Glenn, Elizabeth Elliott Lumpkin, 1880 or 1881-1963.
Sisters > Georgia > Biography.
Women, White > Georgia > Biography.
Women authors, American > Biography.
Women political activists > United States > Biography.
Group identity > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Southern States > Race relations > History > 20th century.
United States > Intellectual life > 20th century.
Southern States.
United States.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
Lumpkin, Katharine Du Pre, 1897-1988.
Group identity.
Intellectual life.
Race relations.
Women authors, American.
Women political activists.
Women, White.
Southern States.
United States.
Sisters > Biography.
White women > Biography.
Women authors > Biography.
Women political activists > Biography.
Southern States > Race relations > History.
United States > Intellectual life.
Genre: Biographies.