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The lyncher in me : a search for redemption in the face of history

Read, Warren, 1967-

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  • Creator Warren Read
  • Format Books
  • Publication St. Paul, MN : Borealis Books, ©2008.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (199 pages :) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9780873516839, 0873516834, 9780873516075, 0873516079
  • OCLC ocn794700996

Summary

  • "In June 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, a mob of over 10,000 convened upon the police station, inflamed by the rumor that black circus workers had raped a white teenage girl - charges that would later be proven false. Three men were dragged from their cells and lynched in front of the cheering crowd." "More than eighty years later, Warren Read - a fourth-grade teacher, devoted partner, and father to three boys - plugged his mother's maiden name into a computer search engine, then clicked on a link to a newspaper article that would forever alter his understanding of himself. Louis Dondino, his beloved great-grandfather, had incited the deadly riot on that dark summer night decades before.".
  • "In his memoir, Read explores the perspectives of both the victims and the perpetrators of this heinous crime. He investigates the impact - the denial and anger - that the long-held secrets has on his family. Through this examination of the generations affected by one horrific night, he discovers we must each take responsibility for "our deep-seated fears that lead us to emotional, social, or physical violence.""--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

  • OldControl:muse9780873516839.
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 199).
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