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The Resource The mercy seat : a novel, Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

The mercy seat : a novel, Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop

Label
The mercy seat : a novel
Title
The mercy seat
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A complex portrait of a small town in Louisiana in 1943, as seen in the twelve hours before a black teenager's execution for the alleged rape of a white woman --
Summary
Set during the hours leading up to the scheduled execution of a black teen for the alleged rape of a white woman in 1943 Louisiana, a meticulous portrait of race, racism and injustice in the Jim Crow era South traces the experiences of the convicted boy; his father, the District Attorney; the convict truck driver delivering the executioner's chair and a couple grappling with grief and secrets
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
adapted from cover description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657953
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winthrop, Elizabeth Hartley
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race discrimination
  • City and town life
  • Race relations
  • Louisiana
  • City and town life
  • Race discrimination
  • Race relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The mercy seat : a novel, Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1005593822
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780802128188
Lccn
2017051039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005593822
Label
The mercy seat : a novel, Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
Publication
Copyright
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
on1005593822
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780802128188
Lccn
2017051039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005593822

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