After a personal tragedy sends him into depression, Walker Fann once again finds a cause for living when he steps in the breach between two Southern communities, torn asunder by the act of a black teen.
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The southern town of St. Andrews is divided. White residents occupy the bluff overlooking the river; black residents live on the other side of the river, in Cottondale. For 200 years the black and white halves of St. Andrews have coexisted, but now the black townspeople want to put up a slavery museum on the sight of an old slave market in Cottondale--a move the majority of white residents opposes. Caught in the middle is Walker Fann, a mid-level editor at his father's newspaper, which opposes the museum. When Walker is reunited with his old high school friend Raymond Justus, one of the African Americans backing the museum, he is forced to make a choice.
Howard Owen, himself the editor of a southern newspaper, was born and raised in North Carolina and writes authoritatively about the issues that confront today's Southerners, black and white alike. In The Measured Man he explores the conflict of history, tradition, and conscience in a story both satisfying and thought-provoking.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060186542
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