The Resource Better than them : the unmaking of an Alabama racist, (ebook)

Better than them : the unmaking of an Alabama racist, (ebook)

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Better than them : the unmaking of an Alabama racist
Title
Better than them
Title remainder
the unmaking of an Alabama racist
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eng
Summary
"You are better than them. Don't forget it," a grandmother whispers to her grandson, S. M. "Mac" Otts. The year is 1965, and an eighteen-year-old boy stands curbside in his Black Belt hometown-weapon in hand-defiant before a peaceful civil rights demonstration. Violent pandemonium follows the quiet moment. For the rest of Otts's life, his grandmother's words haunt him and inspire the writing of his powerful memoir, Better Than Them: The Unmaking of an Alabama Racist. With honesty and humility, Otts uses that memorable day in 1965 as a lens through which to view the events that shaped his life. He ventures back to examine the antebellum period and to the glories, tragedies, and unspoken shame of his slave-holding ancestors, and forward again to the civil rights era. He probes into the roots of the race-related events involving his community in the 1950s and '60s, seeking understanding about the underlying issues and, especially, of what brings about change. Otts reflects on how he outgrew his racist upbringing and how he finally returned to his hometown to interview select black demonstrators and white peers. The conclusions he reaches make this a memoir about Otts's life and experiences in a racially divided world, but also about how a life is lived and celebrated and understood
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Midwest
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Otts, S. McEachin
Dewey number
323.1196 OTT
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Civil rights movements
  • Racism
  • Authors, American
  • Alabama
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adult
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Better than them : the unmaking of an Alabama racist, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781603063449
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12252768
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remote
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12252768
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MWT12252768
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Better than them : the unmaking of an Alabama racist, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781603063449
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12252768
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12252768
System control number
MWT12252768
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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