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The Resource Death in a promised land : the Tulsa race riot of 1921, Scott Ellsworth ; foreword by John Hope Franklin

Death in a promised land : the Tulsa race riot of 1921, Scott Ellsworth ; foreword by John Hope Franklin

Label
Death in a promised land : the Tulsa race riot of 1921
Title
Death in a promised land
Title remainder
the Tulsa race riot of 1921
Statement of responsibility
Scott Ellsworth ; foreword by John Hope Franklin
Title variation
Tulsa race riot of 1921
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
UKM
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Ellsworth, Scott
Dewey number
976.686052
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Riots
  • Tulsa (Okla.)
  • Tulsa (Okla.)
  • Race relations
  • Riots
  • Oklahoma
Summary expansion
"When a crowd began to gather outside the jail in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the evening of May 31, 1921, the fate of one of its prisoners, a young black male, seemed assured. Accused of attempting to rape a white woman, Dick Rowland was with little doubt about to be lynched." "But in another part of town, a small group of black men, many of them World War I veterans, decided to risk their lives for a different vision of justice. Before it was all over, Tulsa had erupted into one of America's worst racial nightmares, leaving scores dead and hundreds of homes and businesses destroyed." "Exhaustively researched, Death in a Promised Land is a story of racial ideologies, southwestern politics, and yellow journalism, and of an embattled black community's struggle to hold onto its land and freedom. More than just the chronicle of one of the nation's most devastating race riots, this critically acclaimed study of American race relations is, above all, a gripping story of terror and lawlessness, and of courage, heroism, and human perseverance."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Label
Death in a promised land : the Tulsa race riot of 1921, Scott Ellsworth ; foreword by John Hope Franklin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26547518
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 159 pages
Isbn
9780807117675
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)26547518
Label
Death in a promised land : the Tulsa race riot of 1921, Scott Ellsworth ; foreword by John Hope Franklin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26547518
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 159 pages
Isbn
9780807117675
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)26547518

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