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By John Hayman,Jimmy Carter

sour Harvest lines the improvement of Richmond flora, a colour baby-kisser who all started his profession as a segregationist yet who, as legal professional normal of Alabama, fought bitterly opposed to Governor George Wallace in attempting to help the structure. within the method, he sacrificed his political career.

Flowers was once elected lawyer common in 1962. A likable storyteller who had served within the kingdom senate, plants got here into place of work promising just like the leisure to ship the Yankees a message. He didn't look the stuff of which heroes (or martyrs) are made. yet confronted with the alternative of upholding the legislations or of taking the preferred path, he selected to uphold the legislations. occasions thereafter made him a principal determine within the so much violent years of the civil rights revolution.

The publication units this tale opposed to the history of the Southern struggle opposed to civil rights, a savage contest stimulated by means of hatred and worry. It advances the thesis that in this era, Alabama suffered a primary failure in management which made up our minds the state's reaction to the call for for social switch. Alabama's leaders encourages lawlessness with their statements and activities. They took the country down a self-destructive path which has had lasting and harmful consequences.

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