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The Woman Who Kept Her Seat
Series: The Woman Who.... Price: Free! Words: 810. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2018. Categories: Essay » Sociology
In 1884, Ida B. Wells was removed from a train for refusing to give up her seat to a white woman. She wrote a newspaper article reporting on her mistreatment. As an investigative journalist, Wells exposed the occurrences and causes of the lynching of black citizens in the post-Civil War South. She worked relentlessly as a crusader to improve the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Massacre, Murder, and Mayhem in the Rocky Mountain West
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,610. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
Some of the content in Massacre, Murder, and Mayhem in the Rocky Mountain West is graphic, though not gratuitous. The subject of killing requires a level of description necessary to understand what occurred during an event. More difficult to understand are the reasons why these acts were committed.
Deranged Justice: The Law & Lunacy of Bartow Grover Nix
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 58,580. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
On November 7th, 1919 Bartow Grover Nix was hanged for a double murder in Columbus, Georgia...questions continue concerning the prosecution of the case...was it done properly; was Nix even sane. Nearly a century later, Bartow's great nephew reviewed the case with fresh eyes...what he found led to a compelling tale...of the nature of southern justice...in the early 20th century.
Geronimo Hotshot
Series: Ben Blackshaw. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,600. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Blackshaw quits the Chesapeake to find the men who lynched a black child. Tracking the killers west, he finds vigilantes in a border camp in the burning desert with plans to stop undocumented immigrants by any means. An Apache wildfire fighter with a score to settle joins Blackshaw’s mission. In the glare of the inferno, Blackshaw discovers his own soul might be more evil than the quary he hunts.
True Tale From Another Mexico: The Lynch Mob, The Popsicle Kings, Chalino and the Bronx
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,320. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration, Nonfiction » Social Science » Latin America studies
A cult classic of a book from Mexico’s vital margins – stories of drag queens and Oaxacan Indian basketball players, popsicle makers and telenovela stars, migrants, farm workers, a slum boss, slain narcoballadeer Chalino Sanchez, a lynching, and a doomed tough guy. From Sam Quinones - one of the great contemporary reporters out of Mexico, the border, and the immigrant diaspora.
Four Mothers: A Short Story Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,240. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors
Four stories. Four mothers. Four crises. One great read. Our notions of motherhood run the gamut from the mythical SuperMom to the dreaded Mommy Dearest. None is entirely true, as all mothers are both perfect and flawed. Four mothers tells four stories of mothers who each face a crises, either real or perceived, in their parenting life. Change the way you see motherhood.
Receding References
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Plays » American / African American
An MTA train operator reacts violently when he finds a noose hanging in his cab. Parties assemble for a solution.The result is a confusing series of exchanges regarding who did what, various meanings for that particular event, and other racial, sexual, and historical transformations that occur without people changing their now incorrect understanding from what it was when first presented to them.
Lily's Ride: Saving her Father from the Ku Klux Klan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,660. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
It's sunset in rural North Carolina just after the Civil War. Lily's parents are away when an anonymous note warns the Klan intends to kill her father that very night. To rescue him, Lily must ride her father's thoroughbred stallion on the same roads over which a hundred Klansmen from three counties are traveling. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote that: "The night ride of young Lily Servosse
Lynching Willie
Price: Free! Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Philosophy & social aspects
The book “Lynching Willie” was written to inform today’s youth about the schemes put in place to thwart the progress of African Americans in America. We can rebuild the family structure, and focus on financial empowerment and the restoration of sound morals. Destructive thinking and behavior has overwhelmed the potential of our youth throughout the inner cities of the U.S.
The Burnt Refuge
Price: Free! Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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Gerry Broker inherits a voice from his dead grandfather, Joel Broker. Pestered by the voice, he's led to the town Joel Broker had worked as a policeman, to a year old burnt and isolated house. What secrets did the house have that connected the voice to his grandfather and what did the voice want from him?