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The ground breaking : an American city and its search for justice / Scott Ellsworth.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 305.8 (Text) 33062009454779 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 07/05/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593182987
  • ISBN: 0593182987
  • Physical Description: 321 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1921 -- After -- Awakenings -- Two Summers -- Death in a Promised Land -- Where are the rest? -- The Lady With a Cane -- Tulsa calling -- Reparations and Reprisals -- The Steps to Nowhere -- Rolexes and Pickup Trucks -- Reminding a City of Her Sins -- Breaking Ground -- Bodies of Evidence -- The Dirt Whisperers.
Summary, etc.:
"The definitive, newsbreaking account of the ongoing investigation into the Tulsa race massacre. In the late spring of 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma, erupted into the worst single incident of racial violence in American history. Over the course of sixteen hours, mobs of white men and women looted and burned to the ground a prosperous African American community, known today as Black Wall Street. More than one thousand homes and businesses were destroyed, and scores, possibly hundreds, of people lost their lives. Then, for nearly a half century, the story of the massacre was actively suppressed. Official records disappeared, history textbooks ignored the tragedy, and citizens were warned to keep silent. Now nearly one hundred years after that horrible day, historian Scott Ellsworth returns to his hometown to tell the untold story of how America's foremost hidden racial tragedy was finally brought to light, and the unlikely cast of characters that made it happen. Part true-crime saga, part archaeological puzzle, and part investigative journalism, The Ground Breaking weaves in and out of recent history, the distant past, and the modern day to tell a compelling story of a city-and a nation-struggling to come to terms with the dark corners of its past"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tulsa Race Massacre, Tulsa, Okla., 1921.
African Americans > Violence against > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 20th century.
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Greenwood (Tulsa, Okla.) > History > 20th century.
Tulsa (Okla.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Exhumation > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 21st century.
Forensic archaeology > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 21st century.
African Americans > Reparations > Oklahoma > Tulsa > History > 21st century.

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