A death in the Delta: the story of Emmett Till, Volume 2

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Free Press, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 193 pages
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Here is the full, shocking story of the lynching that exposed the true brutality of the nation's tradition of racism to a confident prosperous post-World War II America and helped ignite the 1960s civil rights movement.

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A death in the delta: the story of Emmett Till

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Till, a young black man who was brutally murdered in 1954 in Mississippi, is the focus of this study. Till allegedly made sexually suggestive remarks to a white woman and was found murdered shortly ... Read full review

Contents

Chicago Boy
15
Tried by Jury
33
The Siocfe of Exoneration
51
Copyright

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STEPHEN J. WHITFIELD is Professor of American Studies at Brandeis University, and author of seven other books, including The Culture of the Cold War (1990), A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till (1988), and American Space, Jewish Time (1988).