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"Will surely inspire a new generation of scholars to explore Miami's Civil Rights era and yield new insights for veteran scholars ofFlorida history as well." ; "Mohl has given us another pioneering effort - and one that will certainly inspire and shape new work on Miami's history, its women, and the Civil Rights movement alike."
"Mohl has given us another pioneering effort--and one that will certainly inspire and shape new work on Miami's history, its women, and the Civil Rights Movement alike."
"An exemplary case study of the civil rights movement in Miami that reverberates beyond its boundaries."
--Southern Jewish History
"Adds significantly to the growing body of work highlighting the emergence of the Civil Rights movement immediately following the Second World War, the role of women (particularly those who came of age in the 1930s and 1940s) in the movement's initial stages, and local community efforts to overcome racial barriers."
"Unearths the activities of two brave Jewish women who traveled from relative safety directly into the line of fire in the almost completely segregated city of Miami, Florida."
"Though they never met each other (Graff and her family were driven out of Miami in 1954, the year that Zoloth arrived), they had friends and principles in common and shared a dedication to the struggle against racism."
"A worthy effort to bring back an unexamined period in the nation's life before the sit-in movement of the early '60s began."
"South of the South demonstrates the ongoing urgency and vitality of civil rights historiography."
--The Journal of American History
"This book serves its purpose in confirming that historical change depends upon the willingness of nonconformists to work toward and pay the price for social justice. But South of the South is even more valuable for historians, thanks to Raymond A. Mohl's deft introduction to the documents that make up two-thirds of the text."
--The Journal of Southern History