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Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America

Author: Patrick Phillips
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia and ... testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America ... Patrick Phillips breaks the century-long silence of his hometown and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the twenty-first century"--
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Schwarze
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Phillips
ISBN: 9780393293012 0393293017
OCLC Number: 937452590
Awards: Short-listed for PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction 2017
Short-listed for ALA Carnegie Medal 2017
Description: xxii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Law of the land --
The scream --
Riot, rout, tumult --
The missing girl --
And the mob came on --
A straw in the whirlwind --
The devil's own horses --
The majesty of the law --
Fastening the noose --
We condemn this conduct --
Crush the thing in its infancy --
The scaffold --
When they were slaves --
Driven to the cook stoves --
Exile, 1913/1920 --
Erasure, 1920/1970 --
The attempted murder of Miguel Marcelli --
The brotherhood march, 1987 --
Silence is consent --
Epilogue: A pack of wild dogs.
Responsibility: Patrick Phillips.

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