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

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

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ISBN-10: 1403961212

ISBN-13: 9781403961211

Pub. Date: 01/31/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

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 to the South, and clarifies 20th century America's painful encounters with race, justice, and memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403961211
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/31/2003
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
1,262,361
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(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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