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The burning : the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 / Tim Madigan.

Madigan, Tim, 1957- (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250800725 : PAP
  • ISBN: 1250800722 : PAP
  • Physical Description: xxii, 343 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-331) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Like Judgement Day -- Beyond hatred's reach -- Lincoln's devotee -- Diamond Dick and the KKK -- The sheriff's promise -- Down the road to apocalypse -- Be ready at daybreak -- The attack on Greenwood -- A single ruthless organism -- The Black Alamo -- Are you Dr. Jackson? -- Sick from what I see -- Assignment of a lifetime -- Scorched earth -- A Christmas carol -- What do you say now? -- The veil lifted.
Summary, etc.:
"On the morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob numbering in the thousands marched across the railroad tracks dividing black from white in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and obliterated a black community then celebrated as one of America's most prosperous. 34 square blocks of Tulsa's Greenwood community, known then as the Negro Wall Street of America, were reduced to smoldering rubble. And now, 80 years later, the death toll of what is known as the Tulsa Race Riot is more difficult to pinpoint. Conservative estimates putthe number of dead at about 100 (75% of the victims are believed to have been black), but the actual number of casualties could be triple that. The Tulsa Race Riot Commission, formed two years ago to determine exactly what happened, has recommended that restitution to the historic Greenwood Community would be good public policy and do much to repair the emotional as well as physical scars of this most terrible incident in our shared past. With chilling details, humanity, and the narrative thrust of compelling fiction, The Burning will recreate the town of Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explore the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its black residents and neighboring Tulsa's white population, narrate events leading up to and including Greenwood's annihilation, and document the subsequent silence that surrounded the tragedy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921.
African Americans > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
African American neighborhoods > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Riots > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Violence > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Tulsa (Okla.) > Race relations.
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) > Race relations.
Racism > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.