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

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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
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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
TLC
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1961-
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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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Beckwith, James
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Massacres
  • Violence
  • Racism
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Lawyers
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Colfax (La.)
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The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction, Charles Lane
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Electronic book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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?
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429936781
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1F500293-6D40-4E10-9D43-D8308D54E7D4
System control number
(TLC)erc0000668408
Label
The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction, Charles Lane
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429936781
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1F500293-6D40-4E10-9D43-D8308D54E7D4
System control number
(TLC)erc0000668408

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