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Blood at the Root : A Racial Cleansing in America, Hardback Book

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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.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 36 illustrations
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780393293012

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