Dear senator : a memoir by the daughter of Strom Thurmond / Essie Mae Washington-Williams and William Stadiem.
Contributor(s): Stadiem, William.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Regan Books, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0060760958 (alk. paper); 9780060760953 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 -- Family | Washington-Williams, Essie Mae, 1925- | Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 -- Relations with women | Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003 -- Relations with African Americans | Daughters -- United States -- Biography | Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography | Legislators -- Family relationships -- United States -- Case studies | Southern States -- Race relations -- Case studiesDDC classification: 973.9/092 | B
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The illegitimate daughter of the late Senator Strom Thurmond breaks her lifelong silence. Her father, the longtime senator from South Carolina, was once the nation's leading voice for racial segregation; he mounted a filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 -- in the name of saving the South from "mongrelization." Her mother was Carrie Butler, a black teenager who worked as a maid on the Thurmond family's South Carolina plantation. The memoir reveals a brave young woman who struggled with the discrepancy between the father she knew -- financially generous, supportive of her education, even affectionate -- and the old Southern politician who refused to acknowledge their relationship in public.
Summer of '38 -- Southern exposure -- Reconstruction -- Life with father -- The governor's daughter -- Heart of Dixie -- Dear senator -- Days of rage -- Reckoning.