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The Resource Flames after midnight : murder, vengeance, and the desolation of a Texas community, Monte Akers

Flames after midnight : murder, vengeance, and the desolation of a Texas community, Monte Akers

Label
Flames after midnight : murder, vengeance, and the desolation of a Texas community
Title
Flames after midnight
Title remainder
murder, vengeance, and the desolation of a Texas community
Statement of responsibility
Monte Akers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Murder, Vengeance, and the Desolation of a Texas Community. What happened in Kirven, Texas, in May 1922 has been forgotten by the outside world. It was a co-worker's whispered words, "Kirven is where they burned the (Negroes)," that set Monte Akers to work discovering the true story behind a young white woman's brutal murder and the burning alive of three black men who were almost certanly inocent of it. This was followed by a month-long reign of terror as white men killed blacks while local authorities concealed the real identity of the white probable murderers and allowed them to go free
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/232
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.K57
LC item number
A4 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Flames after midnight : murder, vengeance, and the desolation of a Texas community, Monte Akers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-212) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Eula -- Ch. 2. Kirven, the County, the Country, and the Kings -- Ch. 3. The Instant when Music Shatters Glass -- Ch. 4. Sheriff Mayo -- Ch. 5. Manhunt -- Ch. 6. A "Good Job" in the Early Hours of the Morning -- Ch. 7. This Cold World of Care -- Ch. 8. Terror -- Ch. 9. A Visitor from Waco -- Ch. 10. Confirmation -- Ch. 11. Doll Rags -- Ch. 12. Greater Irony -- Ch. 13. A Place in Blackest History -- Ch. 14. Burning Questions -- Ch. 15. Epilogue: A Notoriety Deeply to be Regretted
Control code
39322327
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
220 p.
Isbn
9780292704879
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98029775
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1999. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Flames after midnight : murder, vengeance, and the desolation of a Texas community, Monte Akers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-212) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Eula -- Ch. 2. Kirven, the County, the Country, and the Kings -- Ch. 3. The Instant when Music Shatters Glass -- Ch. 4. Sheriff Mayo -- Ch. 5. Manhunt -- Ch. 6. A "Good Job" in the Early Hours of the Morning -- Ch. 7. This Cold World of Care -- Ch. 8. Terror -- Ch. 9. A Visitor from Waco -- Ch. 10. Confirmation -- Ch. 11. Doll Rags -- Ch. 12. Greater Irony -- Ch. 13. A Place in Blackest History -- Ch. 14. Burning Questions -- Ch. 15. Epilogue: A Notoriety Deeply to be Regretted
Control code
39322327
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
220 p.
Isbn
9780292704879
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98029775
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1999. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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