The Last Days by Charles Marsh
A Son's Story Of Sin And Segregation At The Dawn Of A New South

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The Last Days is something entirely different in the literature of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. This uncompromising, heartbreaking memoir shows how people struggled with the actual processes of integration. Seeking to come to terms with the haunting memories of his childhood and adolescence in the Deep South, Charles Marsh has crafted a gripping story of small-town Southern life caught up in the whirlwind of the civil rights movement and its fallout.
 

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Charles Marsh is a professor of religion at the University of Virginia and Director of the Project on Lived Theology.
 
Published March 7, 2002 by Basic Books. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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However, in an effort to avoid antagonizing his congregation, Reverend Marsh initially chose to avoid speaking out on the issue, rationalizing his decision with the claim that segregation was a matter of “politics,” and not an appropriate topic for the pulpit.

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In this intimate and well-written memoir, Marsh (God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights), professor of religion at the University of Virginia, tries hard to tell the true story of his father's moral torpor.

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