Vashti Cromwell McCollum
A memoir on the historic legal battle to the landmark Supreme Court victory ending religious instruction in the public schools (McCollum vs. Board of Education, 1948). A compelling introduction to state/church separation, describing the personal toll exacted when the wall of separation is violated at the expense of schoolchildren. Appealingly told from the family's perspective.
"A revelation of the price one must pay in running counter to the religious conventions of a small community."--The Saturday Review of Literature
"An intensely interesting, inspiring account of how one woman, against tremendous opposition, courageously, successfully, fought to uphold a fundamental principle of American democracy: the separation of church and state."--The Library Journal
Paperback, 240 pages. New addition with great photos.