Death in A Promised Land

Death in A Promised Land

The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

Book - 1992
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Widely believed to be the most extreme incidence of white racial violence against African Americans in modern United States history, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre resulted in the destruction of over one thousand black-owned businesses and homes as well as the murder of between fifty and three hundred black residents.

Exhaustively researched and critically acclaimed, Scott Ellsworth?s Death in a Promised Land is the definitive account of the Tulsa race riot and its aftermath, in which much of the history of the destruction and violence was covered up. It is the compelling story of racial ideologies, southwestern politics, and incendiary journalism, and of an embattled black community?s struggle to hold onto its land and freedom. More than just the chronicle of one of the nation?s most devastating racial pogroms, this critically acclaimed study of American race relations is, above all, a gripping story of terror and lawlessness, and of courage, heroism, and human perseverance.

Publisher: Baton Rouge ;, London :, Louisiana State University Press,, 1992
Copyright Date: ©1982
ISBN: 9780807117675
0807117676
Branch Call Number: 976.686 E47d 1992
Characteristics: xvii, 159 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm

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Death in a Promised Land is the compelling story of racial ideologies, southwestern politics, and yellow journalism, and of an embattled black community's struggle to hold onto its land and freedom. More than just the chronicle of one of the nation's most devastating race riots, this critically a... Read More »


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