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Call # E185.93.A3 C37 2008
Author Cashin, Sheryll
Title The agitator's daughter : a memoir of four generations of one extraordinary African American family / Sheryll Cashin
Imprint New York : PublicAffairs, c2008
Edition 1st ed
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Descript. vii, 268 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Summary/Abstract "The Agitator's Daughter is Sheryll Cashin's memoir of her "emotional inheritance," the dedication to political activism that has coursed through her family for generations. During Reconstruction, Herschel V. Cashin was a radical republican legislator who championed black political enfranchisement throughout the South. His grandson, Dr. John L. Cashin, Jr., inherited that passion for social justice and founded an independent Democratic party to counter George Wallace's Dixiecrats, electing more blacks to office than in any Southern state. His "uppity" ways attracted many enemies. The IRS pursued him, as did the FBI. Ultimately, his passions would lead to ruin and leave his daughter, Sheryll, wondering why he would risk so much. The process of political emancipation, begun by Herschel, eroded by Jim Crow, and revived in the era of Civil Rights is the lifeblood of the Cashin family. It is a complicated, often troublesome inheritance, one that Sheryll herself comes gradually to embrace and understand as she acknowledges being an agitator's daughter, with humor, honesty,and love."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-266)
Subject Cashin family
Cashin, John L. (John Logan), 1928-2011
Cashin, Sheryll
National Democratic Party of Alabama -- History
African Americans -- Alabama -- Biography
African Americans -- Alabama -- Politics and government
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- History
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions -- 19th century
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Alabama -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950
Alabama -- Politics and government -- 1950-
OCLC # 213383794
Table of Contents
Ch. 1My Inheritance1
Ch. 2The Lore7
Ch. 3Miscegenation13
Ch. 4Philadelphia29
Ch. 5Reconstruction37
Ch. 6Uplift the Race47
Ch. 7The Talented Tenth65
Ch. 8Man-Child87
Ch. 9Manhood99
Ch. 10Civil Rights127
Ch. 11Integration155
Ch. 12The National Democratic Party of Alabama177
Ch. 13Altruism209
Ch. 14Reversal217
Ch. 15Independence239