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Author Stockley, Grif.

Title Blood in their eyes : the Elaine race massacres of 1919 / Grif Stockley.

Imprint Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    305.896 STO    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS La Pintoresca Branch On Order.
Description xxxii, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-256) and index.
Contents ch. 1. Charles Hillman Brough's midnight train ride -- ch. 2. The law of the delta -- ch. 3. The boys from Camp Pike -- ch. 4. A committee of seven -- ch. 5. More than one version -- ch. 6. Little Rock and New York : an uneasy alliance -- ch. 7. The trials begin -- ch. 8. Colonel Murphy for the defense -- ch. 9. The retrials of the Ware defendants -- ch. 10. The changing of the guard -- ch. 11. Affidavits from unlikely sources -- ch. 12. Moore v. Dempsey : a supreme victory -- ch. 13. Scipio Jones takes charge.
Summary "In late September 1919, black sharecroppers met in Elaine, Arkansas, to protest unfair settlements for their cotton crops from white plantation owners. Local law enforcement broke up their meeting, and the next day a thousand white men from the Delta - and troops of the U.S. Army - converged on the area." "The result was a massacre. Contemporary estimates of African American deaths ranged from 20 to an even more horrifying 856. And white officials jailed hundreds of black workers, torturing some of them. Yet it was twelve black men who were charged with first-degree murder. The official story was that only blacks who had resisted lawful authority were killed, that white defenders had to "put down" the black sharecroppers' "insurrection.""
Subject United States. Army -- Civic action -- History -- 20th century.
Riots -- Arkansas -- Elaine Region -- History -- 20th century.
Elaine Race Riot, Elaine, Ark., 1919.
Trials (Murder) -- Arkansas -- Phillips County -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Arkansas -- Phillips County -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Arkansas -- Phillips County -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Sharecroppers -- Arkansas -- Phillips County -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Massacres -- Arkansas -- Elaine Region -- History -- 20th century.
Phillips County (Ark.) -- Race relations.
Elaine Region (Ark.) -- Race relations.
Camp Pike (Ark.) -- History -- 20th century.
USA -- Südstaaten
Genre/Form Elaine (Ark.)
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