Blood at the root : a racial cleansing in America
- Patrick Phillips.
- First edition.
- New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xxii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Phillips, Patrick, 1970- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 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,
- Silence is consent
- Epilogue: A pack of wild dogs.
In 1912, a young girl's murder rocked the rural community of Forsyth County, Georgia and led a mob of whites to lynch a black man on the town square. Later, bands of night-riders declared Forsyth "whites-only" and sent 1,100 citizens running for their lives, slowly erasing all evidence of their crime. Blood at the Root is a sweeping American tale, spanning the Cherokee removals of the 1830s, the promise of Reconstruction and the crushing injustice of Forsyth's racial cleansing. The story continues, including a violent attack on civil rights activists in 1987 as residents fought to "Keep Forsyth White", well into the 1990s. Patrick Phillips breaks the century-long silence of his hometown and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that shapes America in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Forsyth County (Ga.) > Race relations > History.
- Southern States > Race relations > History.
- United States > Race relations > History.
- Racism > Georgia > Forsyth County > History > 20th century.
- Race discrimination > Georgia > Forsyth County > History.
- African Americans > Georgia > Forsyth County > History.
- African Americans > Segregation > History.
- African Americans > Crimes against > History.
- African Americans > Social conditions.
- Race relations.
- Georgia > Forsyth County.
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- Copyright date
- Title Variation
- Racial cleansing in America
- 9780393293012 (hardcover)
- 0393293017 (hardcover)
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