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On the laps of gods

Robert Whitaker

On the laps of gods

the Elaine Massacre, Scipio Africanus Jones, and the struggle for justice that remade a nation

by Robert Whitaker

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jones, Scipio Africanus, -- 1863-1943,
  • Elaine Race Riot, Elaine, Ark., 1919,
  • Race riots -- Arkansas -- Phillips County -- History,
  • African Americans -- Arkansas -- Phillips County -- History,
  • Trials (Murder) -- Arkansas -- Phillips County -- History -- 20th century,
  • Phillips County (Ark.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century,
  • Philips County (Ark.) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRobert Whitaker.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF417.P45 W475 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18498508M
    ISBN 109780307339829
    LC Control Number2007045820
    OCLC/WorldCa181368761

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