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Death At Sunrise
     

Death At Sunrise

by Bonnie Moore
 

Death at Sunrise relates the story of the last public hanging carried out in the United States. Rainey Bethea, a young black man of twenty-two, was convicted of raping and murdering a seventy-year-old white woman and sentenced to hang for his crime. Fiction mixes with fact as the reader follows Rainey from his beginning in Virginia to the small, rural town of

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Death at Sunrise relates the story of the last public hanging carried out in the United States. Rainey Bethea, a young black man of twenty-two, was convicted of raping and murdering a seventy-year-old white woman and sentenced to hang for his crime. Fiction mixes with fact as the reader follows Rainey from his beginning in Virginia to the small, rural town of Owensboro, Kentucky, in the early 1930s where his trial and hanging brought headlines from around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608133604
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
01/19/2009
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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