The Lynchings in Duluth: Second Edition - Paperback

The Lynchings in Duluth: Second Edition - Paperback

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On the evening of June 15, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, three young black men, accused of the rape of a white woman, were pulled from their jail cells and lynched by a mob numbering in the thousands. Yet for years the incident was nearly forgotten. This updated, second edition of The Lynchings in Duluth includes a new preface by the author, additional research and notes, and suggestions for further reading.

"This account of racial violence in the early twentieth century is a genuinely startling and illuminating contribution to our understanding of racial justice in the United States in the twenty-first. Many Americans have found it convenient to think that episodes like this come only from the Jim Crow–era Deep South. The Lynchings in Duluth is a powerful reminder of the broader American pattern." —James Fallows, The Atlantic

"A chilling reconstruction of a 1920 racial tragedy. . . . Combining hour-by-hour, day-by-day narrative with expert scholarship based on interviews, suppressed documents and news reports, Fedo skillfully portrays Northern prejudice and violence." —Los Angeles Times

"This tense book punches out a story of devastating fury. . . . As pointed as a Klansman's cap, this book conveys the horror of mob action—and the disturbing truth that it knows no region." —Milwaukee Journal

Contributor(s): Fedo, Michael (Author), Green, William (Foreword by)
ISBN: 1681340135 EAN: 9781681340135
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Pages: 224
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: February 15, 2016

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