Synopses & Reviews
On a hot summer night in 1930, three black teenagers accused of murdering a young white man and raping his girlfriend waited for justice in an Indiana jail. A mob dragged them from the jail and lynched two of them. No one in Marion, Indiana was ever punished for the murders. In this gripping account, James H. Madison refutes the popular perception that lynching was confined to the South, and clarifies 20th-century America's painful encounters with race, justice, and memory.
A harrowing yet poignant examination of a famous lynching that considers America's ongoing struggles with race, equality, and justice.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
About the Author
James H. Madison
is Miller Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he teaches American history. This is his fourth book.
Table of Contents
A Night of Terror * ”Strange Fruit” in the American Democracy * An Ordinary Place in Time * Lines of Color, Lines of Community * The Stories Begin * ”A Fair Mob” * ”All Over Now” * Remembering * The Long Lines of Color