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Sisters and Rebels

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Biography
Unabridged   24 hour(s)
Publication date: 07/30/2019

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Sisters and Rebels

A Struggle for the Soul of America

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684419258
Digital Download ISBN:9781684419265

Summary

Grounded in decades of research, Sisters and Rebels unfolds an epic narrative of American history through the lives and works of three Southern women.

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Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy. But while Elizabeth remained a lifelong believer, her younger sisters chose vastly different lives. Seeking their fortunes in the North, Grace and Katharine reinvented themselves as radical thinkers whose literary works and organizing efforts brought the nation's attention to issues of region, race, and labor.

In Sisters and Rebels, National Humanities Award–winning historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall follows the divergent paths of the Lumpkin sisters, who were "estranged and yet forever entangled" by their mutual obsession with the South. Tracing the wounds and unsung victories of the past through to the contemporary moment, Hall revives a buried tradition of Southern expatriation and progressivism; explores the lost, revolutionary zeal of the early twentieth century; and muses on the fraught ties of sisterhood.

Grounded in decades of research, the family's private papers, and interviews with Katharine and Grace, Sisters and Rebels unfolds an epic narrative of American history through the lives and works of three Southern women.

Author Bio

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is Julia Cherry Spruill Professor Emerita at UNC-Chapel Hill. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is the author or coauthor of prizewinning books, including Revolt Against Chivalry and Like a Family.