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Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America / Patrick Phillips.

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  • ISBN: 9780393293029 :
  • ISBN: 0393293025 :
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 302 pages) : illustrations
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-284) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Law of the land -- The scream -- Riot, rout, tumult -- The missing girl -- And the mob came on -- A straw in the whirlwind -- The devil's own horses -- The majesty of the law -- Fastening the noose -- We condemn this conduct -- Crush the thing in its infancy -- The scaffold -- When they were slaves -- Driven to the cook stoves -- Exile, 1913/1920 -- Erasure, 1920/1970 -- The attempted murder of Miguel Marcelli -- The brotherhood march, 1987 -- Silence is consent -- Epilogue: A pack of wild dogs.
Summary, etc.:
Chronicles acts of racial cleansing in early twentieth-century Forsyth County, Georgia, where the murder of a young girl led to mob lynchings, acts of terror against black workers, and violent protests by night riders seeking to enforce whites-only citizenship.
"A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia and ... testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America ... Patrick Phillips breaks the century-long silence of his hometown and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Forsyth County (Ga.) > Race relations > History.
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