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The burning : massacre, destruction, and the Tulsa race riot of 1921

Author: Tim Madigan
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2001. ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On the morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob numbering in the thousands marched across the railroad tracks dividing black from white Tulsa, Oklahoma, and obliterated a black community then celebrated as one of America's most prosperous. Thirty-four square blocks of Tulsa's Greenwood community, then known as the "Negro Wall Street of America", were reduced to smoldering rubble. And now, decades later, the death toll  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Madigan
ISBN: 0312272839 9780312272838 0312302479 9780312302474
OCLC Number: 47216580
Awards: Commended for Oklahoma Book Award (Nonfiction) 2002
Description: xix, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue: Like Judgment Day --
Beyond Hatred's Reach --
Lincoln's Devotee --
Diamond Dick and the KKK --
The Sheriff's Promise --
Down the Road to Apocalypse --
Be Ready at Daybreak --
The Attack on Greenwood --
A Single Ruthless Organism --
The Negro Alamo --
Are You Dr. Jackson? --
Sick from What I See --
Assignment of a Lifetime --
Scorched Earth --
A Christmas Carol --
What Do You Say Now? --
The Veil Lifted.
Responsibility: Tim Madigan.
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On the morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob numbering in the thousands marched across the railroad tracks dividing black from white Tulsa, Oklahoma, and obliterated a black community then celebrated as one of America's most prosperous. Thirty-four square blocks of Tulsa's Greenwood community, then known as the "Negro Wall Street of America", were reduced to smoldering rubble. And now, decades later, the death toll of what was known as the Tulsa Race Riot in more difficult to pinpoint. Conservative estimates put the number of dead at about 100 (75% of the victims are believed to be black), but the actual number of casualties could be triple that. This book recreates the town of Greenwood at the height of its prosperity; explores the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between Tulsa's black residents and neighboring white population; recounts the events leading up to and including the holocaust at Greenwood. Finally, it documents the subsequent silence that surrounded the tragedy. -- Publisher description.

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