The audiobook edition of Davidson's 1996 book still resonates in the context of today's unsettling race relations. Narrator Keith Sellon-Wright reflects the writer's engagement with reaching back to post-Civil War Durham, North Carolina, to explain its distinctive economic and social development. Davidson's account is studded with anecdotes, and all receive a lively delivery by Sellon-Wright. Woven into the city's history are stories of C.P. Ellis, a staunch KKK leader, and Ann Atwater, a powerful African-American activist. Sellon-Wright vivifies their pasts of poverty and instability. When the two serve on a committee to improve the chaotic Durham public schools, which their children attend, Sellon-Wright captures their emotional opposition and, finally, their mutual understanding and respect. S.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2018]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538469255 $34.95 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9781538469279 $22.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2017
CD ISBN 9781538469248 $100.00 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781538469262 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
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