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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, leaving the bullet-ridden bodies of two young black men and two young black women lying in the dirt near Moore's Ford Bridge in rural Walton County, Georgia. Since that summer evening, there have never been as many victims lynched in a single day in America.
Now, more than a half century later, Laura Wexler offers the first full account of the Moore's Ford lynching, a murder so brutal it stunned the nation and motivated President Harry Truman to put civil rights at the forefront of his national agenda. With the style of a novelist, the authority of a historian, and the tenacity of a journalist, Wexler recounts the lynching and the resulting four-month FBI investigation. Drawing from interviews, archival sources, and an uncensored FBI report, she takes us deep into the landscape of 1946 Georgia, creating unforgettable portraits of sharecroppers, sheriffs, bootleggers, the victims, and the men who may have killed them.
Fire in a Canebrake pursues the legacy of the Moore's Ford lynching into the present, exploring the conflicting memories of Walton County's black and white citizens and examining the testimony of a white man who claims he was a secret witness to the crime. In 2001, the governor of Georgia issued a new reward for information leading to the arrest of the lynchers. Several suspects named in the FBI's 1946 investigation are still alive, and there is no statute of limitations on the crime of murder.
Fire in a Canebrake -- a phrase local people used to describe the sound of the fatal gunshots -- is a moving and often frightening tale of violence, sex, and lies. It is also a disturbing snapshot of a divided nation on the brink of the civil rights movement and a haunting meditation on race, history, and the struggle for truth.
L'autore: Laura Wexler has published work in The Oxford American, DoubleTake, Utne Reader, and elsewhere. She has taught writing at the University of Georgia and Johns Hopkins University and lives in Baltimore.
Titolo: Fire in a Canebrake : The Last Mass Lynching...
Casa editrice: Scribner
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
Legatura: Hard Cover
Condizione libro: Good
Descrizione libro Scribner, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Some shelf wear. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001696443
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Descrizione libro Scribner, U.S.A., 2003. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Dust jacket has mild wear including light curl at top of back flap. Book itself has only mild shelfwear. Pages of text are clean, bright and free of markings. Binding is tight and secure. ***Ships today or next business day. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.*** Size: 8.75x5.75. Codice libro della libreria 217226
Descrizione libro Scribner, U.S.A., 2003. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Excellent copy with just minor wear to dust jacket and remainder mark to bottomt. Pages of text are clean, bright and free of markings. Binding is tight and secure. ***Ships today or next business day. Our books are carefully described and packaged in boxes (not envelopes). A gift card and personalized message can be included upon request.***. Codice libro della libreria 628596
Descrizione libro Scribner, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine, cloth, with brilliant gilt lettering on hunter green spine, and Near Fine DJ. Some creasing and shelf wear to lower edge of DJ. The book itself is nearly perfect. Flat straight spine, clean white pages, No creases, tears, or markings. Endnotes. Remainder mark on bottom of pages. Codice libro della libreria 000164
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Descrizione libro Scribner, NY, 2003. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. 271pp with Index. Green cloth. 1st Ed. with complete number line. Square, bright, tight copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes, markings. Crisp, unclipped DJ in Mylar cover ($24.00). The Moore's Ford Lynchings in 1946, Walton Country, Georgia. The 2 victims were shot, executed, not hung (2 young black men, 2 young black women). The murders are still unsolved. USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Am History. Codice libro della libreria 19894
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