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Devil's sanctuary : an eyewitness history of Mississippi hate crimes

Author: Alex A Alston; James Dickerson
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A first-hand narrative account of hate crimes that have taken place in the state of Mississippi documents the 1956 Sovereignty Commission's efforts to preserve segregation and local values by declaring the state outside of federal jurisdiction, detailing harrowing acts of lynching, arson, wrongful imprisonment, and other criminal actions that were subsequently enabled.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex A Alston; James Dickerson
ISBN: 9781556527630 1556527632
OCLC Number: 276815634
Description: ix, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: In the beginning: The rose and the thorn --
Emmett Till: a prelude to terror --
Mississippi crosses the line --
The lynching that shocked the world --
The loose ends of government --
Hoddy toddy: the intergration of Ole Miss --
The assassination of Medgar Evers --
Philadelphia burning --
Charles Moore and Henry Dee --
Part II: Complete breakdown: Mississippi's legal jungle --
Mississippi Gestapo --
Praise the Lord, but don't seat the blacks --
All the news that's fit to print --
for White Mississippians --
Inside the FBI: the truth about Mississippi --
Part III: Justice delayed: Byron De La Beckwith: ordeal by trial and error --
Philadelphia redux: Edgar Ray Killen raised from the dead --
James Ford Seale: time runs out for a killer --
Part IV: Picking up the pieces: Atonement in a haunted land.
Responsibility: Alex A. Alston, Jr. and James L. Dickerson.

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A first-hand narrative account of hate crimes that have taken place in the state of Mississippi documents the 1956 Sovereignty Commission's efforts to preserve segregation and local values by declaring the state outside of federal jurisdiction, detailing harrowing acts of lynching, arson, wrongful imprisonment, and other criminal actions that were subsequently enabled.
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