A Lynching in the Heartland by Prof. James H. Madison
Race and Memory in America

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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.

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James H. Madison is Miller Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he teaches American history. This is his fourth book.
Published October 1, 2001 by Palgrave Macmillan. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The jacket photograph is chilling: the bloody bodies of two African-American young men hang from a tree while a crowd of white men and women mills below, dressed as if attending a parade or politic

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