Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America
by Cynthia Carr, a review from Washington Post Book World by Jonathan Yardley.
"In certain precincts occupied by certain members of the American intelligentsia, it has for some time been quite the fashion to ferret out racists in one's familial woodpile and then to write books about them. The ostensible purpose of these books is to provide intimate, confessional evidence of the degree to which racial prejudice has infiltrated every conceivable corner of American life." Read the entire Washington Post Book World review.