A Massacre in Memphis

A Massacre in Memphis

An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history

In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city's black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed slaves had been murdered. Congress, furious at this and other evidence of white resistance in the conquered… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 15, 2013)

Collection: Hill and Wang

Language: English


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