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Weary Feet, Rested Souls
Hardback published
January 1998
Jacket Design by Julie Metz.

Weary Feet, Rested Souls - paperback cover
Weary Feet, Rested Souls Paperback published
February 1999


The New York Times

Book Review
Sunday, June 21, 1998
Page 25

Books in Brief

A Guided History of the Civil Rights Movement.
By Townsend Davis.

Norton, $27.50.In, "Weary Feet, Rested Souls," Townsend Davis, a New York lawyer, follows a geography of major events in the civil rights struggles in the South of the 1960's. The book is a mixture of history and travel reportage, with a preservationist's eye for the churches, courthouses, homes and public places of historical importance. Thanks in part to the book's superb graphic design it advances a visual approach to historical memory that succeeds well. News photographs of rallies and street marches are particularly powerful. Drawing on passages from speeches of movement leaders, descriptive accounts from reporters, letters and documents, Davis has written sidebars that fashion historical cameos through human voices. The book does not break new research ground, and has no chapter at all on Louisiana. Nevertheless, this survey of the civil rights movement should prove useful to students and entertaining to general readers.



Originally Published: June 21, 1998
New York Times


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