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The Resource Our town : a heartland lynching, a haunted town, and the hidden history of white America, Cynthia Carr

Our town : a heartland lynching, a haunted town, and the hidden history of white America, Cynthia Carr

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Our town : a heartland lynching, a haunted town, and the hidden history of white America
Title
Our town
Title remainder
a heartland lynching, a haunted town, and the hidden history of white America
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Carr
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Language
eng
Summary
On August 7, 1930, three black teenagers were dragged from their jail cells in Marion, Indiana, by a howling mob. Two were hanged, the third escaped. A photo taken that night shows the bodies hanging from the tree but focuses on the faces in the crowd. It is only one event in the history of race relations in Marion, a history considered by many to be best forgotten. But 63 years later, journalist Carr met the man who'd survived, which led her to examine how the town she loved could harbor such dark secrets. Spurred by the realization that millions of white Americans are intimately connected to this hidden history, she began to investigate the event, racism in Marion, the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, and her own grandfather's involvement. She uncovered a pattern of white guilt and indifference, of black anger and fear that mark race relations across the country.--From publisher description
Summary
Describes one of the most infamous lynchings in American history, which took place in August 1930 in the author's hometown of Marion, Indiana, drawing on archival sources and interviews with survivors to investigate the history of race relations in Marion, the events of the lynching, the role of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, and her own grandfather's possible involvement. Reprint. 15,000 first printing
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165690
Cataloging source
PX0
Dewey number
305.896/073077269
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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a heartland lynching, a haunted town, and the hidden history of white America
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Our town : a heartland lynching, a haunted town, and the hidden history of white America, Cynthia Carr
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 484-487) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: "A veil hangs over this town" -- My Marion -- The survivor's story -- "We never recovered" -- Things I didn't learn in school -- Marion's hooded order -- The three P's -- "They were strangers to me" -- "No likelihood of conviction" -- II: Good history/bad history -- The ironies -- The ancestors -- Underground -- Weaver -- A riot goin' on -- The auxiliary -- III: "This assemblage of pseudo-Americans" -- In his bulletproof vest -- "The white has fell" -- "Nowhere else to turn" -- God forgives/The brotherhood doesn't -- IV: "Truth does not bring back the dead but releases them from silence" -- The reconcilers -- Brothers and sisters -- What Aunt Ruth said -- A few bad apples -- The snake under the table -- Telltale -- V: The return of Oatess Archey -- History-maker: the primary/Spring 1998 -- Unity day: the election/Fall 1998 -- Poor Marion: the rally/July 1999 -- VI: Truth and reconciliation -- Four days in August -- In the picture
Control code
5475975
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 501 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307341884
Lccn
2005011697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm99169272
  • (OCoLC)99169272
Label
Our town : a heartland lynching, a haunted town, and the hidden history of white America, Cynthia Carr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 484-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: "A veil hangs over this town" -- My Marion -- The survivor's story -- "We never recovered" -- Things I didn't learn in school -- Marion's hooded order -- The three P's -- "They were strangers to me" -- "No likelihood of conviction" -- II: Good history/bad history -- The ironies -- The ancestors -- Underground -- Weaver -- A riot goin' on -- The auxiliary -- III: "This assemblage of pseudo-Americans" -- In his bulletproof vest -- "The white has fell" -- "Nowhere else to turn" -- God forgives/The brotherhood doesn't -- IV: "Truth does not bring back the dead but releases them from silence" -- The reconcilers -- Brothers and sisters -- What Aunt Ruth said -- A few bad apples -- The snake under the table -- Telltale -- V: The return of Oatess Archey -- History-maker: the primary/Spring 1998 -- Unity day: the election/Fall 1998 -- Poor Marion: the rally/July 1999 -- VI: Truth and reconciliation -- Four days in August -- In the picture
Control code
5475975
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 501 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307341884
Lccn
2005011697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm99169272
  • (OCoLC)99169272

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