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The Resource The Thibodaux Massacre : racial violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike, John DeSantis ; foreword by Burnell Tolbert

The Thibodaux Massacre : racial violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike, John DeSantis ; foreword by Burnell Tolbert

Label
The Thibodaux Massacre : racial violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike
Title
The Thibodaux Massacre
Title remainder
racial violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike
Statement of responsibility
John DeSantis ; foreword by Burnell Tolbert
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Language
eng
Summary
On November 23, 1887, white vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours. The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane plantations. Fear, rumor and white supremacist ideals clashed with an unprecedented labor action to create an epic tragedy. A future member of the U.S. House of Representatives was among the leaders of a mob that routed black men from houses and forced them to a stretch of railroad track, ordering them to run for their lives before gunning them down. According to a witness, the guns firing in the black neighborhoods sounded like a battle. Author and award-winning reporter John DeSantis uses correspondence, interviews and federal records to detail this harrowing true story
Summary
On November 23, 1887, white vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours. The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane plantations. Fear, rumor and white supremacist ideals clashed with an unprecedented labor action to create an epic tragedy
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10541695
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JCX
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DeSantis, John
Dewey number
364.152/30976339
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Tolbert, Burnell
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True
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  • Sugar Cane Labor Strike, 1887
  • Homicide
  • Violence
  • Thibodaux (La.)
  • Thibodaux (La.)
  • Thibodaux (La.)
Target audience
adult
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racial violence and the 1887 sugar cane labor strike
Label
The Thibodaux Massacre : racial violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike, John DeSantis ; foreword by Burnell Tolbert
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn964674017
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781467136891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964674017
Label
The Thibodaux Massacre : racial violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike, John DeSantis ; foreword by Burnell Tolbert
Publication
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
ocn964674017
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781467136891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964674017

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