Outside the Magic Circle: The Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr

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Outside the Magic Circle
The Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr

Edited by Hollinger F. Barnard

With a Foreword by Studs Terkel

The University of Alabama Press Tuscaloosa and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Editor's Note xv
  • Part One - Birmingham 1903-1933 1
  • I - Family, Nursie, the Church 3
  • 2 - Growing Up: Beaus, New York, Sister and Hugo 22
  • 3 - College Student and Debutante 51
  • 4 - Marriage, Junior League, and the Depression 66
  • Part Two - Washington, D.C. 1933-1949 87
  • 5 - Seminary Hill 89
  • 6 - Initiation into Politics 101
  • 7 - The Southern Conference For Human Welfare 116
  • 8 - Wartime on Seminary Hill 135
  • 9 - Poll Tax Politics 152
  • 10 - Southern Politicians 171
  • II - The Beginning of the Cold War And the End of The Poll Tax Committee 183
  • 12 - Campaigning for Henry Wallace 195
  • 13 - The Anti-Communist Crowd 202
  • 14 - Cliff 210
  • 15 - The Loyalty Oath Cases 221
  • Part Three - Denver 1950-1951 231
  • 16 - Cliff's Back and VIrginia's Petition 233
  • Part Four - Montgomery 1951-1976 239
  • 17 - Family and Friends 241
  • 18 - The Eastland Hearing 254
  • 19 - Brown, Buses, and Bombs 274
  • 20 - Civil Rights in the Courts And on the Streets 289
  • 21 - White Southerners 303
  • 22 - Getting the Next Thing Done 322
  • Index 339
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