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Murphy Station: A Memoir from the American South gargano’s albany ga

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“Murphy Station is a well-told story of adulthood. He conveys a deep sense of place and sets out the everyday ways that Jim Crow etiquette was
studied and put into action, and ultimately questioned and even challenged. ” – Jason Sokol, author of “Everything Comes to Me: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Era, 1945–1975.

In southern Georgia in 1950, Murphy Station is a community marked by only two suburban stores, two Baptist churches and a cemetery. Farming is a way of life, and segregation is in full force. Welcome to Deep Dixie.

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“Murphy Station is a well-told story of adulthood. He conveys a deep sense of place and sets out the everyday ways that Jim Crow etiquette was
studied and put into action, and ultimately questioned and even challenged. ” – Jason Sokol, author of “Everything Comes to Me: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Era, 1945–1975.

In southern Georgia in 1950, Murphy Station is a community marked by only two suburban stores, gargano’s albany ga two Baptist churches and a cemetery. Farming is a way of life, and segregation is in full force. Welcome to Deep Dixie.

David Donovan is a young white boy who grew up at Murphy Station, where even the best farmers are poor, and those who work for them, usually blacks, are even poorer. In adult conversation, the main topics are weather, crop and politics. The latter category agrees that the main threats to America are two: communism and integration. As far as young Dave knows, this is not unusual, but there are already changes. In this richly detailed memoir, riddled with humor and tragedy, we see how these changes affect Dave in a subtle, but ultimately deep way.
Having reached adulthood in the world with the axiom of “no boy, no chicken, not a single coward,” Dave has his own childhood adventures common in the rural South: exploits with firearms, encounters with evil animals, trials from friends, and growing interest in girls. Since he has these adventures, he also works in a field next to black farms, some of which teach him vital lessons about the realities of their lives — lessons that begin to challenge the prejudices and prejudices of his time and place.

By the late 1950s, the civil rights movement had become a major force in the South; however, when David enters high school in 1960, the practices of segregation still remain the same even when he goes to college. In his first year away from home, he witnesses the national trauma of the Kennedy assassination, which blunts Camelot’s promises. In Vietnam, a few years later, he sees that these promises are breaking completely. Returning in 1970 to Murphy Station, which had changed dramatically from what it had been twenty years earlier, David Donovan discovered that he had also changed.

“Murphy Station is a well-told story of adulthood. He conveys a deep sense of place and articulates the everyday ways that Jim Crow etiquette was
studied and put into action, and ultimately questioned and even challenged. ” – Jason Sokol, author of “Everything Comes to Me: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Era, 1945–1975.

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“Murphy Station is a well-told story of adulthood. He conveys a deep sense of place and sets out the everyday ways that Jim Crow etiquette was
studied and put into action, and ultimately questioned and even challenged. ” – Jason Sokol, author of “Everything Comes to Me: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Era, 1945–1975.

In southern Georgia in 1950, Murphy Station is a community marked by only two suburban stores, two Baptist churches and a cemetery. Farming is a way of life, and segregation is in full force. Welcome to Deep Dixie.

David Donovan is a young white boy who grew up at Murphy Station, where even the best farmers are poor, and those who work for them, usually blacks, are even poorer. In adult conversation, the main topics are weather, crop and politics. The latter category agrees that the main threats to America are two: gargano’s albany ga, communism and integration. As far as young Dave knows, this is not unusual, but there are already changes. In this richly detailed memoir, riddled with humor and tragedy, we see how these changes affect Dave in a subtle, but ultimately deep way.
Having reached adulthood in the world with the axiom of “no boy, no chicken, not a single coward,” Dave has his own childhood adventures common in the rural South: exploits with firearms, encounters with evil animals, trials from friends, and growing interest in girls. Since he has these adventures, he also works in a field next to black farms, some of which teach him vital lessons about the realities of their lives — lessons that begin to challenge the prejudices and prejudices of his time and place.

2 reviews for Murphy Station: A Memoir from the American South gargano’s albany ga

  1. Alivia

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  2. Max

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