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Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America / Edition 1
     

Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America / Edition 1

by James H. Madison
 

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ISBN-10: 0312239025

ISBN-13: 9780312239022

Pub. Date: 10/12/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

On a hot summer night in 1930, three black teenagers accused of murdering a young white man and raping his girlfriend waited for justice in an Indiana jail. A mob dragged them from the jail and lynched two of them. No one in Marion, Indiana was ever punished for the murders. In this gripping account, James H. Madison refutes the popular perception that lynching was

Overview

On a hot summer night in 1930, three black teenagers accused of murdering a young white man and raping his girlfriend waited for justice in an Indiana jail. A mob dragged them from the jail and lynched two of them. No one in Marion, Indiana was ever punished for the murders. In this gripping account, James H. Madison refutes the popular perception that lynching was confined the South, and clarifies 20th century America's painful encounters with race, justice, and memory.

Author Biography: James H. Madison is Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington. This is his fourth book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312239022
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/12/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

A Night of Terror
• ”Strange Fruit” in the American Democracy
• An Ordinary Place in Time
• Lines of Color, Lines of Community
• The Stories Begin
• ”A Fair Mob”
• ”All Over Now”
• Remembering
• The Long Lines of Color

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