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By Sid Bedingfield

Against all odds, the seeds of social swap stumbled on buy in mid-twentieth century South Carolina. Newspaperman John McCray and his allies on the Lighthouse and Informer challenged readers to "rebel and fight"--to reject the "slavery of proposal and motion" and develop into "progressive opponents" for equality. Newspaper Wars strains the function journalism performed within the struggle for civil rights in South Carolina from the Thirties in the course of the Sixties. relocating the clicking to the guts of the political motion, Sid Bedingfield tells the tales of the long-overlooked women and men at the entrance strains of a revolution. African American development sparked a conflict to form South Carolina's civic existence, with civil rights activists arrayed opposed to white newshounds decided to maintain segregation via great resistance. As that procedure failed, white newspapers became to overt political motion and crafted the still-prevalent narratives that aligned southern whites with the nationwide conservative flow. a desirable portrait of a defining time, Newspaper Wars analyzes the function journalism played--and nonetheless can play--during occasions of social, cultural, and political change.

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