Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond

Strom The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond In Strom Jack Bass and Marilyn W Thompson deliver a remarkable look at the life of a remarkable and complicated politician First elected to public office in Strom Thurmond was a pivotal figure

  • Title: Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond
  • Author: Jack Bass Marilyn W. Thompson
  • ISBN: 9781586483920
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Strom, Jack Bass and Marilyn W Thompson deliver a remarkable look at the life of a remarkable and complicated politician First elected to public office in 1929, Strom Thurmond was a pivotal figure in the nation s politics for than seven decades particularly when it came to issues of race the Dixiecrat presidential candidate in 1948, originator of the 1956 SIn Strom, Jack Bass and Marilyn W Thompson deliver a remarkable look at the life of a remarkable and complicated politician First elected to public office in 1929, Strom Thurmond was a pivotal figure in the nation s politics for than seven decades particularly when it came to issues of race the Dixiecrat presidential candidate in 1948, originator of the 1956 Southern Manifesto against the Brown vs Board of Education ruling, holder of the record for a Senate filibuster for his opposition to the 1957 Civil Rights Bill Yet as a young man Thurmond had secretly fathered a daughter with the family s black maid, and quietly supported her through college and beyond An intense public examination of Thurmond s legacy began when he left the Senate at age 100, continued when he passed away soon after and only grew when Essie Mae Washington Williams announced in December 2003 that she was the senator s long rud black daughter Bass and Thompson know Strom better than anyone They both covered him for years and broke the big stories In Strom, they tell us a great deal about power and politics in our nation and race s twisted roots in the 20th century South.

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    1. Blend equal parts segregation, politics and charisma with a dash of illegitimate child, one gets a recipe for former South Carolina Governor, Strom Thurmond. Strom's whirlwind political career boomeranged from liberal policies embracing New Deal ideology, to racist, segregationist views, back to an epiphany of the true definition of civil rights for all. The life of Thurmond was quite a deceptive one, a selfish attempt of a man who saddled America and rode the backs of people who deserved equal [...]

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