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The Killing of Harmon Murray
The Killing of Harmon Murray
Author: R. Olin Braley
At the time of his death, Harmon Murray had little to show for his year-long crime spree: a watch, a pistol, gunbelt, Winchester rifle, bandolero and scarf pin, and 142 rounds of ammunition. Harmon Murray was a desperado, a gang leader, and a murderer. Murray was a black outlaw and citizens across North Florida feared him. — His inauspicious begi...  more »
ISBN: 470095
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 135
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Publisher: The Alachua Press
Book Type: Paperback
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One interesting aspect of this book is the impression the reader receives that, in 1890s Florida, black citizens were respected members of the community. There does not seem to be any blatant display of bigotry. I can only assume the living conditions of that time period, requiring cooperation of all to maintain a decent living, led people to respect one another to some extent. Of course, it might also be the author didn't prefer to emphasize that aspect of life then.


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