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Red Summer : The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Author: Cameron McWhirter.

Red Summer : The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America

Author: Cameron McWhirter.

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Item #: D33975
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250009067
After World War I, Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War. Instead, an unprecedented wave of racist riots and lynchings swept the country for eight months, and hundreds of lives were lost. In this riveting account, Cameron... More
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After World War I, Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War. Instead, an unprecedented wave of racist riots and lynchings swept the country for eight months, and hundreds of lives were lost. In this riveting account, Cameron McWhirter chronicles the struggle, while also exploring the first stirrings of a civil rights movement that would transform American society 40 years later.


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