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The Resource Without mercy : the stunning true story of race, crime, and corruption in the Deep South, David Beasley

Without mercy : the stunning true story of race, crime, and corruption in the Deep South, David Beasley

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Without mercy : the stunning true story of race, crime, and corruption in the Deep South
Title
Without mercy
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the stunning true story of race, crime, and corruption in the Deep South
Statement of responsibility
David Beasley
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Without Mercy reads like a John Grisham thriller." ---David R. Dow, author of The Autobiography of an Execution On December 9, 1938, the state of Georgia executed six black men in eighty-one minutes in Tattnall Prison's electric chair. The executions were a record for the state that still stands today. The new prison, built with funds from FDR's New Deal, as well as the fact that the men were tried and executed rather than lynched were thought to be a sign of progress. They were anything but. While those men were arrested, convicted, sentenced, and executed in as little as six weeks---E. D. Rivers, the governor of the state, oversaw a pardon racket for white killers and criminals, allowed the Ku Klux Klan to infiltrate his administration, and bankrupted the state. Race and wealth were all that determined whether or not a man lived or died. There was no progress. There was no justice. David Beasley's Without Mercy is the harrowing true story of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the violent death throes of the Klan, but most of all it is the story of the stunning injustice of these executions and how they have seared distrust of the legal system into the consciousness of the Deep South, and it is a story that will forever be a testament to the death penalty's appalling inequality that continues to plague our nation
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beasley, David
Dewey number
364.66089/960730758
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9955.G4
LC item number
B43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • African Americans
  • Crime
  • Georgia
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Without mercy : the stunning true story of race, crime, and corruption in the Deep South, David Beasley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-261) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781250014665
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013038659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn846545708
  • (OCoLC)846545708
Label
Without mercy : the stunning true story of race, crime, and corruption in the Deep South, David Beasley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781250014665
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013038659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn846545708
  • (OCoLC)846545708

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