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Description - Charleston's Trial by Daniel J Crooks Jr

June 1910, Charleston, South Carolina. A Jewish merchant, Max Lubelsky, lay murdered in his clothing store on Upper King Street. The black man eventually convicted of the crime was arrested several weeks later as an angry mob called for his lynching. What followed became the story of one man's quiet protestations of innocence in the face of overwhelming condemnation by the white community. Drawing on local historical records and detailed court transcripts, Charleston historians Danny Crooks and Doug Bostick give an intimate account of the proceedings, as well as provide the historical background on the vices, violence and victims of the Holy City during the Jim Crow era. Join them as they reveal the tale of a man whom justice passed by in the hot Southern summer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781596295766
ISBN-10: 1596295767
Format: Paperback / softback
(224mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: History Press (SC)
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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