The agitator's daughter : a memoir of four generations of one extraordinary African American family

by Cashin, Sheryll.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Homewood African American E185.93.A3 C37 2008
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  African American
 
Call Number  E185.93.A3 C37 2008
 
 
Summary
During Reconstruction, Herschel V. Cashin was a radical republican legislator who championed black political enfranchisement throughout the South. His grandson, Dr. John L. Cashin, Jr., inherited that passion for social justice and formed an independent Democratic party to counter George Wallace's Dixiecrats, electing more blacks to office than in any Southern state. His "uppity" ways attracted many enemies. Twice the private plane Cashin owned and piloted was sabotaged. His dentaloffice and boyhood home were taken by eminent domain. The IRS pursued him, as did the FBI. Ultimately his passions would lead to ruin and leave his daughter, Sheryll, wondering why he would risk so much.

In following generations of Cashins through the eras of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, civil rights, and post-civil rights political struggles, Sheryll Cashin conveys how she came to embrace being an agitator's daughter with humor, honesty, and love.

Contents
My inheritance
The lore
Miscegenation
Philadelphia
Reconstruction
Uplift the race
The talented tenth
Man-child
Manhood
Civil rights
Integration
The National Democratic Party of Alabama
Altruism
Reversal
Independence.

Additional Information
Subjects Cashin family.
Cashin, John L. -- (John Logan), -- 1928-2011.
Cashin, Sheryll.
National Democratic Party of Alabama -- History.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Biography.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Politics and government.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- History.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Alabama -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Alabama -- Politics and government -- 1950-
Publisher New York :PublicAffairs,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description vii, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266).
ISBN 9781586484224 (hardcover)
1586484222 (hardcover)
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