By Sarah Hart Brown
Status opposed to Dragons examines the careers of 3 extraordinary legal professionals who championed civil liberties and fought for civil rights within the twenty years after global battle II. John Coe of Pensacola, Florida, Clifford Durr of Montgomery, Alabama, and Benjamin Smith of recent Orleans turned southern dissenters, resisting either the over the top zeal of the anti-Communist correct and the oppression embodied in southern segregation legislation. even if all of them have been sons of southern gentry and have been trained within the region's conservative culture, they pointed out within the postwar years with either the left-liberal nationwide attorneys Guild and the Southern convention schooling Fund. Coe, Durr, and Smith all seemed with their consumers within the much-publicized 1954 research of the Southern convention academic Fund and defended folks subpoenaed via the home Un-American actions Committee (HUAC). Coe represented the ardent integrationist who used to be the final guy indicted for contempt by way of HUAC, and Smith's workplaces have been raided in 1963 because of his civil rights paintings in Mississippi. Sarah Hart Brown's research unearths the wide variety of southern political principles and defines the positions of southern liberals and radicals within the broader move of yank liberalism through the postwar interval.