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Unpunished murder : Massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice

Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947- author.

New York : Scholastic Focus, 2018.

xxi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

"On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices would last for the next hundred years, and many continue to exist to this day. In this compelling and thoroughly researched volume for young readers, Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system"-- Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

9781338239454 (hardcover)

ISBN:

1338239457 (hardcover)

LC Call No:

F379.C59 G65 2018

Dewey Class No:

976.3/67 23

Author:

Goldstone, Lawrence, 1947- author.

Title:

Unpunished murder : Massacre at Colfax and the quest for justice / Lawrence Goldstone.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

xxi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary:

"On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed would reach the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly and barbaric incidents of mass murder in American history, not a single person was convicted. The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices would last for the next hundred years, and many continue to exist to this day. In this compelling and thoroughly researched volume for young readers, Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system"-- Provided by publisher.

Target Audience:

12-18

Subject:

United States.--Supreme Court--History--19th century--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

United States.--Supreme Court--History--19th century.

Subject:

African Americans--Crimes against--Louisiana--Colfax--History--19th century--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Constitutional law--United States--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

Massacres--Louisiana--Colfax--Juvenile literature.

Subject:

African Americans--Crimes against--Louisiana--Colfax--History--19th century.

Subject:

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Louisiana.

Subject:

Constitutional law--United States.

Subject:

Massacres--Louisiana--Colfax.

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