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The author recounts his childhood in 1950s North Carolina and explains how his friendships with Blacks his own age and older changed his outlook on segregation
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Melton A. McLaurin is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the author of "Separate Pasts: Growing Up White in the Segregated South" for which he received the Lillian Smith Award, and "Celia, a Slave" (both Georgia).Review:
Vivid episodes and character sketches . . . Shows both sides of a society that could be cruel and paternalistic, oppressive and benevolent.(Chicago Tribune)
Makes an adolescent's confusions illuminate much of the moral confusion of white society.(The Nation)
A[n] affecting autobiography . . . It is a dispatch from a time that mercifully is no more. That such a statement can be made is tribute not merely to the blacks who fought against the old ways but to the whites such as McLaurin who learned from them.(Washington Post)
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Book Description Univ of Georgia Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. First. Seller Inventory # DADAX0820309435
Book Description Univ of Georgia Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110820309435
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