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Killers of the Dream, With New Introduction

Killers of the Dream, With New Introduction - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393311600

Cover of Killers of the Dream, With New Introduction 94 (ISBN 978-0393311600)
ISBN13: 978-0393311600
ISBN10: 0393311600
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 94
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 1994
International: No

List price: $15.95

Killers of the Dream, With New Introduction - 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393311600

Lillian Smith

ISBN13: 978-0393311600
ISBN10: 0393311600
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 94
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

A southern white writer, educator, and activist, Lillian Smith (1897-1966) spoke out all her life against injustice. In the Killers of the Dream (1949), her most influential book, she draws on memories of her childhood to describe the psychological and moral cost of the powerful, contradictory rules about sin, sex, and segregation-the intricate system of taboos-that undergirded Southern society.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1994 Edition
Foreword: A Letter to My Publisher


Part One The Dreamers

1. When I was a Child
2. Custom and Conscience
3. Unto the Third and Fourth Generation
4. The Stolen Future

Part Two The White Man's Burden

1. The Lessons
2. Trembling Earth
3. Three Ghost Stories
4. The Women

Part Three Giants in the Earth

1. Distance and Darkness
2. Two Men and a Bargain
3. Tobacco Road Is a Long Journey
4. Southern Waste

Part Four The Dream and Its Killers

1. Man Against the Human Being
2. The Chasm and the Bridge