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From the PublisherA deeply textured book about the so-called race riot provoked by a white mob's attempt to lynch a young black World War II veteran.
Journal of Southern History
[An] exemplary book.
Journal of American History
Well-written, well-researched, and extremely thought-provoking.
American Historical Review
[A] model of careful and courageous scholarship and should be standard reading for students of law and justice .
Law and Politics Book Review
O'Brien's readable and well-researched account of an extraordinary story makes innovative contributions to the growing literature on American violence.
Times Literary Supplement