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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
  • Author : Patrick Phillips
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-09-20
  • ISBN : 0393293025
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

“Gripping and meticulously documented.”—Don Schanche Jr., Washington Post 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. But then in September of 1912, three young black laborers were accused of raping and murdering a white girl. One man was dragged from a jail cell and lynched on the town square, two teenagers were hung after a one-day trial, and soon bands of white “night riders” launched a coordinated campaign of arson and terror, driving all 1,098 black citizens out of the county. The charred ruins of homes and churches disappeared into the weeds, until the people and places of black Forsyth were forgotten. National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth’s tragic story in vivid detail and traces its long history of racial violence all the way back to antebellum Georgia. Recalling his own childhood in the 1970s and ’80s, Phillips sheds light on the communal crimes of his hometown and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth “all white” well into the 1990s. In precise, vivid prose, Blood at the Root delivers a “vital investigation of Forsyth’s history, and of the process by which racial injustice is perpetuated in America” (Congressman John Lewis).

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root
  • Author : Patrick Phillips
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780393293012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root
  • Author : Dominique Morisseau
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Release : 2017-05-18
  • ISBN : 9780573705144
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

A drama based on the Jena Six: six black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. The play examines issues of racism, homophobia, and justice -- or the lack thereof.

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root
  • Author : Ann Ferguson
  • Publisher : Pandora Press
  • Release : 1989
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The author critiques others' theories and ideas on feminism while developing and producing her own new theory

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root
  • Author : Jennie Lightweis-Goff
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2011-08-31
  • ISBN : 1438436300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the 19th and 20th century U.S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.

Dead Right

Dead Right
  • Author : Peter Robinson
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2008-12-02
  • ISBN : 0143173200
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

On a rainy night in Eastvale, a teenager is found in an alleyway, smashed over the head with a beer bottle and beaten to death. What first looks like a typical after-hours pub brawl gone seriously wrong soon becomes more complex and more sinister. The victim, Jason Fox, was a member of a white power organization known as the Albion League, and had recently been let go from his factory job because of his racist views. So who was his killer? The Pakistani youths he had insulted in the pub earlier that evening? The shady friends of his business partner, Mark Wood? Or could it have been someone from the organization who was concerned with Jason's growing power? Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and Detective Constable Susan Gay must struggle with a case complicated by escalating racial tensions and simmering departmental politics.

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root
  • Author : Peter Robinson
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release : 2016-06-21
  • ISBN : 9780062431233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson brings us a tantalizing tale of suspense in this classic Inspector Banks thriller. In the long shadows of an alley a young man is murdered by an unknown assailant. The shattering echoes of his death will be felt throughout a small provincial community on the edge—because the victim was far from innocent, a youth whose sordid secret life was a tangle of bewildering contradictions. Now a dedicated policeman beset by his own tormenting demons must follow the leads into the darkest corners of the human mind in order to catch a killer. Delving into the complicated human psyche, Blood at the Root showcases Peter Robinson’s singular talent in an exceptional novel of suspense that will linger in readers’ minds long past the final page.

Elegy for a Broken Machine

Elegy for a Broken Machine
  • Author : Patrick Phillips
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2015-03-03
  • ISBN : 0385353766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The poet Patrick Phillips brings us a stunning third collection that is at its core a son’s lament for his father. This book of elegies takes us from the luminous world of childhood to the fluorescent glare of operating rooms and recovery wards, and into the twilight lives of those who must go on. In one poem Phillips watches his sons play “Mercy” just as he did with his brother: hands laced, the stronger pushing the other back until he grunts for mercy, “a game we played // so many times / I finally taught my sons, // not knowing what it was, / until too late, I’d done.” Phillips documents the unsung joys of midlife, the betrayals of the human body, and his realization that as the crowd of ghosts grows, we take our places, next in line. The result is a twenty-first-century memento mori, fashioned not just from loss but also from praise, and a fierce love for the world in all its ruined splendor.

Bad Blood

Bad Blood
  • Author : John Carreyrou
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2018-05-21
  • ISBN : 1524731668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. “The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.