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  • Morrison, Melanie, 1949- author.
     
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  • Peterson, Willie, 1896-1940 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
     
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  • Trials (Rape) -- Alabama -- Birmingham.
     
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  • African Americans -- Crimes against -- Alabama -- Birmingham.
     
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  • Birmingham (Ala.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
     
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    Murder on Shades Mountain : the legal lynching of Willie Peterson and the struggle for justice in Jim Crow Birmingham / Melanie S. Morrison.
    by Morrison, Melanie, 1949- author.
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  • Peterson, Willie, 1896-1940 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
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  • Trials (Rape) -- Alabama -- Birmingham.
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  • African Americans -- Crimes against -- Alabama -- Birmingham.
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  • Birmingham (Ala.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
  • ISBN: 
    9780822371175
    0822371170
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    x, 256 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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    Introduction--Part 1 Danger in the Magic City -- August 4, 1931 -- A city beset by fear -- Reign of terror in the black community -- Fear, loathing, and oblivion in the white community -- Part 2 Trials and Tribulations -- The arrest: September 23, 1931 -- Attempted murder -- Grand jury testimonies -- The NAACP comes to life -- Mounting the defense -- House of pain -- "A temporarily dethroned mind" -- "An outrageous spectacle of injustice" -- A tumultuous year -- Part 3 Never Turning Back -- Staying on the firing line -- Charles Hamilton Houston -- A lynching in Tuscaloosa -- Moving the case forward -- No Negroes allowed -- A flood of letters -- A multitude of regrets -- Grave doubts as to his guilt -- Jim Crow justice -- Epilogue: the community that kept faith -- Afterword: letter to my father.
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