Blood at the Root - A Racial Cleansing in America

Artikelnummer: 9111B1580
Aantal: 1

Auteur: Patrick Phillips, uitgever: Ww Norton & Co
Hardcover met stofomslag, druk 2016 | Engels | 320 pagina's | 9780393293012 | Afmeting: 24,4 x 16,5 x 2,8 cm

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In 1912, a young girl's murder rocked the rural community of Forsyth County, Georgia and led a mob of whites to lynch a black man on the town square. Later, bands of night-riders declared Forsyth whites-only and sent 1,100 citizens running for their lives, slowly erasing all evidence of their crime. Blood at the Root is a sweeping American tale, spanning the Cherokee removals of the 1830s, the promise of Reconstruction and the crushing injustice of Forsyth's racial cleansing. The story continues, including a violent attack on civil rights activists in 1987 as residents fought to Keep Forsyth White , well into the 1990s. Patrick Phillips breaks the century-long silence of his hometown and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that shapes America in the twenty-first century.

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