On the surface, this is a book about law and politics in New Orleans, one of America's most fascinating cities. But primarily, it's a book about courage and the lack of it during a century of sometimes violent disputes over New Orleans's schools, climaxing in the desegregation crisis of the late 1950s and early 1960s. It's about the courage of the outspoken 19th-century black Creole newspaper editor Paul Trevigne; it's about the courage of Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl; it's about the courage of J. Skelly Wright, who grew up "just another southern 'boy'" in New Orleans; it's about the courage of local black Creole lawyer A. P. Tureaud. The Second Battle of New Orleans is a powerful and moving book that illustrates in the idiom of human events and personal narrative the difficulties in effecting social change in a tradition-encrusted society.
Detalhes do Produto
Subtítulo: THE HUNDRED-YEAR STRUGGLE TO INTEGRATE THE SCHOOLS