Soda Springs is the forgotten story of America's turbulent civil rights years: the fictional world of a small farm town fragmented by the Mexican-American struggle to combat decades of racism. Soda Springs confronts those topics your mother told you to steer clear of in polite company: sex . . . religion . . . politics . . . racial conflict. April 1963. College senior Rick Sanders commits himself to Martin Luther King's civil rights campaign in Birmingham, Alabama. But when Rick's father rolls his tractor, Rick begrudgingly returns to Soda Springs, Colorado, to run the family farm. He vows to make the best of it: he will enlighten the hometown folks with Dr. King's message. Rick discovers a town in the throes of a failing economy, and finds himself in the cross hairs of warring factions governed by hardball politics. He plunges headfirst into a world of prejudice, discrimination, protest, and violence. His reward: shattered dreams, love, sex, rejection, and finally, redemption.Cronkite again: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. next. Rick wiped down the Case as if it were a prize foal. Through the static, King cried, aSome of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells.a Rick chimed in, aAnd others from sopping wet alfalfa fields.
|Title||:||Soda Springs: Love, Sex, and Civil Rights|
|Publisher||:||FriesenPress - 2010-11-01|