Mississippi An American Journey (Paperback)
|Author: Anthony Walton|
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|Traveling from the Natchez Trace to the cotton fields of the Delta, Walton assesses Mississippi's legacy of nostalgia, bitterness, and heartache. He weaves in the stories of his family, as well as those of slaves and Confederate generals, redneck demagogues and civil rights martyrs, writers and bluesmen, black and white. 12 photos.|
From the Publisher:
The author describes his quest to discover his parents' roots in rural Mississippi, exploring the proud--and shameful--culture that makes up his family's--and the state's--heritage. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
"Essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the troubled soul of the South, 'Mississippi' casts great shafts of light on a state whose history is dark and misunderstood." - Caryl Phillips