Blood Justice (Heftet)

The Lynching of Mack Charles Parker


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1988
Antall sider: 272
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195054293
Omtale: Blood Justice
In 1959, in Poplarville, Mississippi, a young black man charged with the rape of a white woman was abducted from his gaol cell by a white mob, beaten, carried across the state lines, and finally shot, his body being dumped in the Pearl River. A massive FBI investigation followed and two grand juries met to investigate the lynching; yet no arrests or indictments were ever made. This book meticulously reconstructs the story of one of the last lynchings in America - a grim, dramatic, but nearly forgotten episode from the Civil Rights era. Howard Smead presents a vivid picture of a small Southern town gripped by racism and distrust of federal authority, and of the travesty that followed in the wake of the lynching.

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