Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 April 2011

352 Pages | 15 b/w photos


ISBN: 9780199794454

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Rising Road

A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America

Sharon Davies

  • Similar in sweep and scope to Kevin Boyle's National Book Award winner, Arc of Justice, which also focused on a Northern murder trial
  • Unique in its focus on anti-Catholic prejudice in the 1920s South and how it complemented the region's strong racial prejudice
  • Riveting narrative history that uses a romance to explain the South's wrenching transformations in the 1920s
  • A truly sensational story with all of the ingredients: sex, race, religion, the Klan, a future Supreme Court Justice, and the murder of a priest in broad daylight
  • Received excellent praise in the Hardcover edition

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