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The Resource The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction, Charles Lane

The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction, Charles Lane

Label
The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction
Title
The day freedom died
Title remainder
the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Charles Lane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town, like many, where Negroes and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex-Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts by freedmen to assert their new rights, killed more than sixty Negroes who had occupied a courthouse. Now, journalist Charles Lane transforms this nearly forgotten incident into a historical saga. Seeking justice for the slain, one brave U.S. attorney, James Beckwith, risked his life and career to investigate and punish the perpetrators--but they all went free. What followed was a series of courtroom dramas that culminated at the Supreme Court, where the verdict compromised the victories of the Civil War and left Southern blacks at the mercy of violent whites for generations.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lane, Charles
Dewey number
976.3/67
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F379.C59
LC item number
L36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colfax (La.)
  • African Americans
  • Massacres
  • Violence
  • Racism
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Beckwith, James
  • Lawyers
  • Trials (Murder)
  • United States
Label
The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction, Charles Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-312) and index
Contents
Prologue -- "Wholesale murder" -- From plantation to parish -- Power struggle -- War -- Blood on the red -- Black-letter law -- Manhunt -- Louisiana on trial -- A justice's judgment -- "If Louisiana goes..." -- The court speaks -- Epilogue -- Appednix: How many died?
Control code
ocn172984718
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 326 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805083422
Lccn
2007037514
Other physical details
ill., maps,
System control number
(OCoLC)172984718
Label
The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction, Charles Lane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-312) and index
Contents
Prologue -- "Wholesale murder" -- From plantation to parish -- Power struggle -- War -- Blood on the red -- Black-letter law -- Manhunt -- Louisiana on trial -- A justice's judgment -- "If Louisiana goes..." -- The court speaks -- Epilogue -- Appednix: How many died?
Control code
ocn172984718
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 326 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805083422
Lccn
2007037514
Other physical details
ill., maps,
System control number
(OCoLC)172984718

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