DIXIECRAT: The Life and Times of Strom Thurmond Jeffrey K. Smith

ISBN:

Published: July 26th 2011

Kindle Edition

209 pages


Description

DIXIECRAT:  The Life and Times of Strom Thurmond  by  Jeffrey K. Smith

DIXIECRAT: The Life and Times of Strom Thurmond by Jeffrey K. Smith
July 26th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 209 pages | ISBN: | 4.66 Mb

A colorful and controversial statesman who served in the United States Senate for a half-century, Strom Thurmond did retire from office until after he was one-hundred years old. Hailing from the small town of Edgefield, South Carolina, ThurmondMoreA colorful and controversial statesman who served in the United States Senate for a half-century, Strom Thurmond did retire from office until after he was one-hundred years old. Hailing from the small town of Edgefield, South Carolina, Thurmond rapidly ascended the political ladder--Superintendent of Education, State Senator, Circuit Court Judge, Governor, and U.S.

Senator.An avowed States Righter, Thurmond ran as a segregationist Dixiecrat presidential candidate in 1948. Thurmond holds the record for the longest solo filibuster in American history, when he held the floor for over twenty-four hours to protest the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The defiant South Carolinian is one of only two person to have ever been elected to national office by write-in vote.While remaining a staunch conservative, Thurmond eventually abandoned his segregationist ways and managed to earn the gratitude and electoral support of African American voters.

With unrivaled service to his constituents, Thurmond was elected to the Senate on nine occasions.Thurmond never revealed that he had fathered a mixed race child. The general public did not learn about this potentially career-ending secret until after Thurmonds death.A decorated World War II veteran who participated in the D-Day invasion of France, a courageous Thurmond was not unwilling to undertake personal and political risks. The South Carolina Senators bold actions, eternal youthfulness, and political longevity were the envy of supporters and opponents, alike.Dixiecrat: The Life and Times of Strom Thurmond is a concise biography of twentieth century political icon.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "DIXIECRAT: The Life and Times of Strom Thurmond":


keyboardmilitia.com

©2013-2015 | DMCA | Contact us