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The Resource Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America, Patrick Phillips

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

Label
Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America
Title
Blood at the root
Title remainder
a racial cleansing in America
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers and field hands, tradesmen, servants, and children. Many black residents were poor sharecroppers, but others owned their own farms and the land on which they'd founded the county's thriving black churches. But then in September of 1912, three young black laborers were accused of raping and murdering a white girl. Soon bands of white 'night riders' launched a coordinated campaign of arson and terror, driving all 1,098 black citizens out of the county. In the wake of the expulsions, whites harvested the crops and took over the livestock of their former neighbors, and quietly laid claim to 'abandoned' land. The charred ruins of homes and churches disappeared into the weeds, until the people and places of black Forsyth were forgotten, as locals kept Forsyth 'all white' well into the 1990s. Blood at the Root is a sweeping American tale that spans the Cherokee removals of the 1830s, the hope and promise of Reconstruction, and the crushing injustice of Forsyth's racial cleansing. With bold storytelling and lyrical prose, Phillips breaks a century-long silence and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the twenty-first century."--Dust jacket
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526782
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Patrick
Dewey number
305.8009758/265
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
F292.F67
LC item number
P47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • Local history
  • Forsyth County (Ga.)
  • Forsyth County (Ga.)
  • Georgia
  • United States
  • Forsyth County (Ga.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a racial cleansing in America
Label
Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America, Patrick Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still images
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780393354737
Lccn
2016018237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937452590
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452590
  • 503845
  • 599346
  • 677493
Label
Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America, Patrick Phillips
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still images
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780393354737
Lccn
2016018237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937452590
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452590
  • 503845
  • 599346
  • 677493

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