The Lynching
Score: 4.5
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The Lynching


  • Author: Laurence Leamer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 5383561 Bytes


The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan.On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, c...

Sycamore Row
Score: 4.5
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Sycamore Row


  • Author: John Grisham
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 15028933 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham returns to the iconic setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill, as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. “Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA TodaySeth Hubbard is a wealthy white man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and defense attorney Jake Brigance into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Briga...

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Score: 5
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The Cross and the Lynching Tree


  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608330010


The Cross and the Lynching Tree Book Description :

A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image ...

The Lynching of Emmett Till
Score: 4
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The Lynching of Emmett Till


  • Author : Christopher Metress
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0813921228


The Lynching of Emmett Till Book Description :

Uses excerpts from newspapers and editorials and accounts of the murder and trial to examine the lynching of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, in a volume which also contains selections from poems, songs, interviews, essays, and memoirs relating to the incident....

Blood Justice
Score: 5
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Blood Justice


  • Author : Howard Smead
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195054296


Blood Justice Book Description :

Reconstructs the case of Mack Charles Parker, a young African-American man who was lynched by a white mob in 1959 after being charged with the rape of a white woman in Poplarville, Mississippi....

The Lynching of Language

The Lynching of Language


  • Author : Dianne G. Bystrom
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0252065174


The Lynching of Language Book Description :

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The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands


  • Author : Nicholas Villanueva Jr.
  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826358394


The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands Book Description :

More than just a civil war, the Mexican Revolution in 1910 triggered hostilities along the border between Mexico and the United States. In particular, the decade following the revolution saw a dramatic rise in the lynching of ethnic Mexicans in Texas. This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans. They were able to use the legal system to their advantage, and their actions often went unpunished. Villanueva’s work further differentiates the borderland lynching of ethnic Mexicans from the Southern lynching of African Americans by asserting that the former was about citizenship and sovereignty, as many victims’ families had resou...

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker


  • Author : Dennis B. Downey
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-07-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625841032


Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker Book Description :

On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was lynched--burned alive--by an angry mob on the outskirts of Coatesville, a prosperous Pennsylvania steel town. At the time of his very public murder, Walker, an African American millworker, was under arrest for the shooting and killing of a respected local police officer. Investigated by the NAACP, the horrific incident garnered national and international attention. Despite this scrutiny, a conspiracy of silence shrouded the events, and the accused men and boys were found not guilty at trial. On the 100th anniversary of the lynching and the 20th anniversary of the book's original release as No Crooked Death, authors Dennis B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser bring new insight to events that rocked a comm...

The Lynching of Cleo Wright

The Lynching of Cleo Wright


  • Author : Dominic J. Capeci Jr.
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813156460


The Lynching of Cleo Wright Book Description :

On January 20, 1942, black oil mill worker Cleo Wright assaulted a white woman in her home and nearly killed the first police officer who tried to arrest him. An angry mob then hauled Wright out of jail and dragged him through the streets of Sikeston, Missouri, before burning him alive. Wright's death was, unfortunately, not unique in American history, but what his death meant in the larger context of life in the United States in the twentieth-century is an important and compelling story. After the lynching, the U.S. Justice Department was forced to become involved in civil rights concerns for the first time, provoking a national reaction to violence on the home front at a time when the country was battling for democracy in Europe. Dominic Capeci unr...

The Lynching of Ladies

The Lynching of Ladies


  • Author : Jo Ann Mason
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483686332


The Lynching of Ladies Book Description :

The Lynching of Ladies is the first in a trilogy of memoirs about two best friends. After experiencing one traumatic experience after another, one dresses herself in tenacity and perseverance and the other in self-loathing and defeat. These ladies experience social, emotional, and physical lynchings throughout their young lives. When Casey tells Arianna, "Men go off to war, women go off to men there are casualties in both," a turning point begins. Both carry the broken pieces of their adolescence into adulthood, with disastrous results . . . until one day a healthy dose of self-esteem saves one of them in a life-altering way. These events do not happen without much wit and laughter. It is written for women who want to stop being the victim and become...

Ameno Black  the Lynching of Arliss Black

Ameno Black the Lynching of Arliss Black


  • Author : M.E. Robertson-Hoon
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781312310551


Ameno Black the Lynching of Arliss Black Book Description :

He is a blast from the Yarford city past and now he is beat reporter for the city paper. I thought this may be refreshing new beginning by introducing a character from the past, well at least it was not the two-faced Chester Mingolt - everyone can now take a collective sigh of relief....

Judicial Lynching  The Lynching of Citizen Charles Tyson  An Expose

Judicial Lynching The Lynching of Citizen Charles Tyson An Expose


  • Author : Charles Tyson
  • Publisher : Newsflash Affordable Printing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618131492


Judicial Lynching The Lynching of Citizen Charles Tyson An Expose Book Description :

I am a Man that's been thrown into Prison by all means. I had no Rights at my trial, Constitutional, or otherwise. I wrote the Book to show the Public what steps the Courts in South Carolina will take to imprison this Citizen. The reader can make his or her own mind about why I gave the Book its Title....