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The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan, Laurence Leamer

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The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan
Title
The lynching
Title remainder
the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Leamer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history--the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death--the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael's grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan's motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs"--
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contains biographical information
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Leamer, Laurence
Dewey number
364.1/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF228.D64
LC item number
L43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Donald, Beulah Mae
  • Donald, Michael
  • Dees, Morris
  • United Klans of America
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Liability for human rights violations
  • Wrongful death
  • African Americans
  • Lynching
  • Racism
  • Alabama
  • Dees, Morris
  • Donald, Michael
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • United Klans of America
  • Lynching
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Alabama
Label
The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan, Laurence Leamer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-358) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Fists against the earth -- Part 1: Night of the burning cross. Klan business ; A public display ; Thirteen knots ; "Good job, Tiger" ; A precious enclave ; The Klan's signature ; The value of things ; Bloody nails ; An open casket ; A major injustice ; Missionary work ; Prayers in the night ; A lesser crime ; Black sheep ; A capital offense ; The second-most-hated man ; A matter of justice ; "The forces of evil" ; "Sizzling of the flesh" ; A verdict -- Part 2: A time of judgment. "Where in the hell" ; Sunday school ; Turning back the tide ; "Who is Shelton?" ; The day of reckoning ; Freedom rides ; A personal brawl ; Riding again ; Eternal vigilance ; The schoolhouse door ; Good working people ; "Seeds of hate" ; A race thing ; Scrawny pine ; A follower of Christ ; A pain in the stomach ; A political prisoner ; Never ; Censored ; Lowering the boom ; Private matters ; Fighting the fight ; A wannabe -- Part 3: Roll call of justice. "Novel, but unlikely" ; An eye for an eye ; A clear and powerful message ; Natural consequences ; A book of prophecy ; "As you lie, you forget" ; Intruders in the night ; "Blood will flow" ; Shots in the night ; The end of an era ; Sending a signal ; Curveballs ; "Nice job, Daddy" ; Purity of the race ; A jury of one's peers ; Trading places ; "That's my mom" ; Remembrance ; A question of justice ; Death has no hold -- Where are they now?
Control code
950881846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062458346
Lccn
2015046202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950881846
Label
The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan, Laurence Leamer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Fists against the earth -- Part 1: Night of the burning cross. Klan business ; A public display ; Thirteen knots ; "Good job, Tiger" ; A precious enclave ; The Klan's signature ; The value of things ; Bloody nails ; An open casket ; A major injustice ; Missionary work ; Prayers in the night ; A lesser crime ; Black sheep ; A capital offense ; The second-most-hated man ; A matter of justice ; "The forces of evil" ; "Sizzling of the flesh" ; A verdict -- Part 2: A time of judgment. "Where in the hell" ; Sunday school ; Turning back the tide ; "Who is Shelton?" ; The day of reckoning ; Freedom rides ; A personal brawl ; Riding again ; Eternal vigilance ; The schoolhouse door ; Good working people ; "Seeds of hate" ; A race thing ; Scrawny pine ; A follower of Christ ; A pain in the stomach ; A political prisoner ; Never ; Censored ; Lowering the boom ; Private matters ; Fighting the fight ; A wannabe -- Part 3: Roll call of justice. "Novel, but unlikely" ; An eye for an eye ; A clear and powerful message ; Natural consequences ; A book of prophecy ; "As you lie, you forget" ; Intruders in the night ; "Blood will flow" ; Shots in the night ; The end of an era ; Sending a signal ; Curveballs ; "Nice job, Daddy" ; Purity of the race ; A jury of one's peers ; Trading places ; "That's my mom" ; Remembrance ; A question of justice ; Death has no hold -- Where are they now?
Control code
950881846
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062458346
Lccn
2015046202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950881846

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