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People wasn't made to burn : a true story of race, murder, and justice in Chicago

Author: Joe Allen
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1947, James Hickman shot and killed the landlord he believed was responsible for a tragic fire that took the lives of four of his children on Chicago's West Side. But a vibrant defense campaign, exposing the working poverty and racism that led to his crime, helped win Hickman's freedom. With a true-crime writer's eye for suspense and a historian's depth of knowledge, Joe Allen unearths the compelling story of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Named Person: James Hickman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Allen
ISBN: 9781608461264 1608461262
OCLC Number: 669754964
Description: 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Joe Allen.

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In 1947, James Hickman shot and killed the landlord he believed was responsible for a tragic fire that took the lives of four of his children on Chicago's West Side. But a vibrant defense campaign, exposing the working poverty and racism that led to his crime, helped win Hickman's freedom. With a true-crime writer's eye for suspense and a historian's depth of knowledge, Joe Allen unearths the compelling story of a campaign that stood up to Jim Crow well before the modern civil rights movement had even begun.

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