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The Resource On the laps of gods : the Red Summer of 1919 and the struggle for justice that remade a nation, Robert Whitaker

On the laps of gods : the Red Summer of 1919 and the struggle for justice that remade a nation, Robert Whitaker

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On the laps of gods : the Red Summer of 1919 and the struggle for justice that remade a nation
Title
On the laps of gods
Title remainder
the Red Summer of 1919 and the struggle for justice that remade a nation
Statement of responsibility
Robert Whitaker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
September 30, 1919. The United States teetered on the edge of a racial civil war. Racial fighting had erupted in 25 cities. Deep in the Arkansas Delta, black sharecroppers formed a union to sue their white landowners, who had cheated them for years. What happened next has long been shrouded in controversy. Over several days, posses and federal troops gunned down more than 100 men, women, and children. White authorities arrested more than 300 black farmers, and in brief trials, all-white juries sentenced twelve union leaders to the electric chair. And then, a lawyer from Little Rock stepped forward. Scipio Africanus Jones, born a slave, joined with the NAACP to mount an appeal in which he argued that his clients' constitutional rights to a fair trial had been violated. Never before had the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a criminal verdict in a state court because the proceedings had been unfair.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitaker, Robert
Dewey number
976.7/88052
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F417.P45
LC item number
W475 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elaine Race Riot, Elaine, Ark., 1919
  • Race riots
  • Jones, Scipio Africanus
  • African Americans
  • Phillips County (Ark.)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Phillips County (Ark.)
Label
On the laps of gods : the Red Summer of 1919 and the struggle for justice that remade a nation, Robert Whitaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-367) and index
Control code
ocn181368761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307339829
Lccn
2007045820
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a291494
  • (OCoLC)181368761
Label
On the laps of gods : the Red Summer of 1919 and the struggle for justice that remade a nation, Robert Whitaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-367) and index
Control code
ocn181368761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307339829
Lccn
2007045820
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a291494
  • (OCoLC)181368761

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