Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders

Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America's Civil Rights Murders

by Renee C. Romano

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ISBN-13: 9780674050426
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Renee C. Romano is Professor of History, Comparative American Studies, and Africana Studies at Oberlin College.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Exhuming the Past 1

1 Crimes and Complicity during the Civil Rights Era 15

2 "Jim Crow" Justice 42

3 Reopening Civil Rights-Era Murder Cases 66

4 Civil Rights Crimes in the Courtroom 105

5 Civil Rights Trials and Narratives of Redemption 142

6 From Legal Justice to Social Justice 169

Conclusion: "We Are All Mississippians" 199

Notes 209

Acknowledgments 257

Index 261

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