October 29, 2006
In There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights, 1945-1975, Jason Sokol has collected the stories of whites during integration. As I read the book, the stories began to blend together and get a bit repetitive. Still, the book is a valuable insight into the way the white south reacted to the civil rights movement. My family moved south just after the period depicted in the book, and I have spoken to many people about their experiences during this time period. Even so, the book enlightened me further about this era of American history.
My next book is Chris Adrian's post-apocalyptic novel, The Children's Hospital.