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The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family
by Sheryll Cashin

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    Format: Hardcover
    Classification: Fiction
    Page Count: 288
    ISBN13: 9781586484224
    Imprint: PublicAffairs
    Publisher: PublicAffairs
    Parent Company: PublicAffairs

    Book Description:
    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 dental office 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.

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