The Resource 4 | The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan, Laurence Leamer

4 | The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan, Laurence Leamer

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4 | The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan
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  • The lynching
Title remainder
the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Leamer
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Genre
Language
en
Summary
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  • "...spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history--the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death--the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael's grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research,The Lynchingbrings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan's motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynchingincludes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs"--
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  • "The legal case that finally destroyed the Klan, a riveting, true-life, Grisham-like tale of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and the multiple legal dramas that unfolded"--
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Dewey number
  • 4
  • 345.762
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history
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PerformerNote
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  • Read by Malcolm Hillgartner
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4 | The lynching : the epic courtroom battle that brought down the Klan, Laurence Leamer
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  • Title and description based on available researched data
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  • HTBRG-HUN
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  • audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
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  • spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20656331
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
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  • Unabridged.
Extent
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  • 9 audio discs (approximately 10.25 hours)
Isbn
9781504735988
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(audiobook)
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  • audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
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digital, CD audio
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20656331

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