Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America

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New York ; W.W. Norton & Company, [2016].
First edition.
9780393293012, 0393293017
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xxii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Barrington - Non-Fiction (Main Floor)
305.8 PHI
1 available
Coventry - Adult Non-Fiction
975.8 PHI
1 available
Cranston Central - Adult Non-Fiction
305 .8 PHI
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New York ; W.W. Norton & Company, [2016].
First edition.
9780393293012, 0393293017


Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Phillips, P. (2016). Blood at the root: a racial cleansing in America (First edition.). W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Phillips, Patrick, 1970-. 2016. Blood At the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America. W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Phillips, Patrick, 1970-. Blood At the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Phillips, Patrick. Blood At the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America First edition., W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

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