Using thorough and stark statistics, Kennedy describes a South emerging from World War II, coming to grips with the racism and feudalism that had held it back for generations. He includes an all-out Who's Who, based on his own undercover investigations, of the 'hate-mongers, race-racketeers, and terrorists who swore that apartheid must go on forever.' The first paperback edition brings to a new generation of readers Kennedy's searing profile of Dixie before the civil rights movement.
Stetson Kennedy is an award-winning author and human rights activist. Kennedy is also known as a pioneering folklorist, a labor activist, and environmentalist. He is the author of the books: Palmetto Country, Southern Exposure, The Jim Crow Guide, The Klan Unmasked, and After Appomattox.