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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Laura Wexler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-13 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

On that July evening in 1946, the leader counted aloud and the mob of white men fired. Seconds later, the leader counted again, "One, two, three," and the mob fired once more. After the third and final volley of gunshots, the white men got into their cars and drove off,
Fire in a Canebrake
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Laura Wexler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-13 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Based on interviews, newspaper accounts, and archival documents, a gripping true story of murder, betrayal, violence, sex, and bootlegging details one of the most horrific racial crimes of the twentieth-century that resulted in the lynching of two black men and two black women, vividly painting an unforgettable portrait of the
To Serve the Living
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Suzanne E. Smith
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-01 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

For African Americans, death was never simply the end of life, and funerals were not just places to mourn. In the "hush harbors" of the slave quarters, African Americans first used funerals to bury their dead and to plan a path to freedom. Similarly, throughout the long - and often
Festschrift für Rykle Borger zu seinem 65. Geburtstag am 24. Mai 1994
Language: de
Pages: 377
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Categories: History
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Killing Strangers
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: T. K. Wilson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

A bewildering feature of so much contemporary political violence is its stunning impersonality. Every major city centre becomes a potential shooting gallery; and every metro system a potential bomb alley. Victims just happen, as the saying goes, to 'be in the wrong place at the wrong time'. We accept this