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Author Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Lumpkin Family HAL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description x, 690 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "Three sisters from the South wrestle with orthodoxies of race, sexuality, and privilege. Born in late nineteenth-century Georgia, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy. Their father was a member of the KKK; the older girls performed at rallies celebrating the 'Lost Cause.' While Elizabeth remained in the South, Grace and Katharine, moved by liberal Christianity and emboldened by the YWCA, became impassioned activists for social justice and groundbreaking progressive writers. In bohemian Greenwich Village and not-so-bluestocking Northampton, Massachusetts, they helped to forge a tradition of left-leaning, antiracist, and feminist dissent, while powerfully asserting their identity as Southern women. Distinguished historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall places these ordinary yet extraordinary women in the center of American intellectual history, and explores how each sister came to different understandings of race, gender, and the South; committed, albeit in radically different ways, to remaking the region as a place they could continue to call home"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- "Southerners of my people's kind" -- "Lest we forget" -- "Contrary streams of influence" -- "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" -- "The heart of the struggle" -- Culture and the crisis -- Miss Lumpkin and Mrs. Douglas -- "Heartbreaking gaps" -- Radical dreams, fascist threats -- Sisters and strangers -- "At the threshold of great promise" -- Wilderness years -- Expatriates return -- Endings.
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.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780393047998 (hardcover)

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