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A Lynching in the Heartland

Race and Memory in America

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On a hot summer night in 1930, three black teenagers accused of murdering a young white man and raping his girlfriend waited for justice in an Indiana jail. A mob dragged them from the jail and lynched two of them. No one in Marion, Indiana was ever punished for the murders. In this gripping account, James H. Madison refutes the popular perception that lynching was confined to the South, and clarifies 20th century America's painful encounters with race, justice, and memory.

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James H. Madison is Miller Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he teaches American history. This is his fourth book.

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"As passionate as it is disturbing, Madison's book is a dire reminder of the horrors the American heartland held for the dispossessed." - Publishers Weekly

"Conveyed in a simple, straightforward fashion, Madison's story acquires its own persuasive eloquence." - Washington Post Book World

"A piercing, provocative account of a famous lynching that will forever alter the way you see race, memory, and justice in America." - Essence Magazine

"Conveyed in a simple, straigtforward fashion, Madison's story acquires its own persuasive eloquence." - International Herald Tribune

"Through creative and meticulous research, this books reveals the complex roots and lasting significance of what happened..." - American Historical Review


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Lynching in the Heartland
Book Subtitle
Race and Memory in America
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-05393-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-05393-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6121-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
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