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Necessary trouble : growing up at midcentury / Drew Gilpin Faust.

Faust, Drew Gilpin, (author.).

"Drew Gilpin Faust writes about coming of age in a conservative Southern family in postwar America"-- Provided by publisher.
"A privileged white girl in conservative, segregated Virginia was expected to adopt a willful blindness to the inequities of race and the constraints of gender. For Drew Gilpin, the acceptance of both female subordination and racial hierarchy proved intolerable and galvanizing. Urged to become "well adjusted" and to fill the role of a poised young lady that her upbringing imposed, she found resistance was necessary for her survival. During the 1960s, through her love of learning and her active engagement in the civil rights, student, and antiwar movements, Drew forged a path of her own--one that would eventually lead her to become a historian of the very conflicts that were instrumental in shaping the world she grew up in. Culminating in the upheavals of 1968, Necessary Trouble captures a time of rapid change and fierce reaction in one young woman's life, tracing the transformations and aftershocks that we continue to grapple with today" -- publisher's description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374601805
  • ISBN: 0374601801
  • Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-288) and index.
Subject: Faust, Drew Gilpin > Childhood and youth.
Gilpin family.
Bryn Mawr College > Students > Biography.
Concord Academy (Concord, Mass.) > Students > Biography.
Civil rights movements > United States > History > 20th century.
United States > Race relations > 20th century.
United States > Social life and customs > 1945-1970.
Clarke County (Va.) > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 8 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library B FAUST (Text) 33062009762346 New Adult Biography Checked Out 10/06/2023

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