Carroll’s story is fascinating, but art lovers will appreciate the more than 100 prints of Carroll’s vibrant paintings in the book.
In Monroe’s new book, you get a glimpse of what life was like in Fort Pierce in the 1950s and ‘60s, when whites and blacks were literally segregated by a canal… [An] excellent job in honoring the life and work of Mary Ann Carroll… [and] a must to add to any art library, and of course, for anyone who was lucky enough to have acquired Highwaymen painting.
--Independent Book Review
A compelling summary of Carroll’s life and contributions....Readers of Florida history, the women’s movement, and art history will find this book invaluable.
Monroe’s thoughtful, well-documented book is notable for the ways in which it addresses the racial struggle from which Carroll’s and her confederates’ art emerged.
Mary Ann Carroll’s personal struggle, in black and white, is a tribute to her tenacity, her vision and her faith in God. Her history reminds the reader of the state’s checkered racial history and what stubbornly survives of that era.