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Sons of Mississippi : A Story of Race and Its Legacy
Sons of Mississippi A Story of Race and Its Legacy
Author: Paul Hendrickson
Sons of Mississippi recounts the story of seven white Mississippi lawmen depicted in a horrifically telling 1962 Life magazine photograph—and of the racial intolerance that is their legacy. — In that photograph, which appears on the front of this jacket, the lawmen (six sheriffs and a deputy sheriff) admire a billy club with obvious...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375404610
ISBN-10: 0375404619
Publication Date: 3/18/2003
Pages: 368
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This was a fascinating book based on an interesting premise - who were the men depicted in a famous photograph taken during the height of the Civil Rights movement and what became of them? Hendrickson does some first rate reporting and puts it all together in a well written book. Highly recommended.
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I bought this book because I was raised in Mississippi but I was too young to remember much about this era. After a lot of people made comments about my "neck of the woods" I decided I should know what they were "commenting" about for sure. This book will definitely give you that kind of information. It's hard to believe things like that actually happened near my home.
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