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Scottsboro A Tragedy of the American South

ISBN-10: 0807132888

ISBN-13: 9780807132883

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Dan T. Carter

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Scottsboro, originally published in 1970, tells the riveting story of one of this country?fs most famous and controversial court cases and a tragic and revealing chapter in the history of the American South. In 1931, two white girls claimed they were savagely raped by nine young black men aboard a freight train moving across northeastern Alabama. The young men??ranging in age from twelve to nineteen??were quickly tried, and eight were sentenced to death. The age of the defendants, the stunning rapidity of their trials, and the harsh sentences they received sparked waves of protest and attracted national attention during the 1930s. In his new introduction, Carter looks back at the case from the vantage point of more than thirty-five years, asking what we have learned that is new and what relevance the story of Scottsboro still has in the twenty-first century.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Dan T. Carter is a professor of history at Emory University. He received his B. A. from the University of South Carolina, his M. A. from the University of Wisconsin, and then returned to the University of South Carolina for his Ph.D. Carter wrote From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich: Race and the Conservative Counterrevolution as well as The Politics of Rage: George Wallace and the Rise of New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, as well as the Seltzer Prize. Carter's other awards include the Organization of American Historians' Avery Craven Prize, the Jules Landry Prize, the Lillian Smith Award, and the Anisfield Wolfe Award.