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A shot in the moonlight : how a freed slave and a Confederate soldier fought for justice in the Jim Crow south / Ben Montgomery.

Montgomery, Ben, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library 976.904 MONTGOME 2021 39851001603878 New Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316535540
  • ISBN: 0316535540
  • Physical Description: xvii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-272) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The whites would be bent on revenge -- "That protection which the law refuses to give" -- "They treated him more than bad and myself all so" -- "The people say that Dinning was a worthless Negro" -- "We turned and shot back at the house" -- To defend ourselves -- "There was a good many holes" -- "A bullet came through my hair" -- Son of the South -- A bad man -- "The praiseworthy act of killing" -- "May the Lord protect us, or the Devil take us" -- "I will never come back to Kentucky" -- Indiana -- "Mass of blood and bones" -- The true situation -- "A Negro's life is a very cheap thing" -- Derby Day -- "There was a great rejoicing in Hell this morning" -- "The outcome was regarded as sensational" -- Squat and fire -- "I want to die in the old blue grass" -- "Some of this falls down to us".
Summary, etc.:
A true tale of justice in the Jim Crow south relates the story of George Dinning, a freed slave who was wrongfully convicted of murder after defending himself against a white mob and later won damages against them in court with the help of a Confederate war hero-turned-lawyer.
Subject: Dinning, George.
Young, Bennett Henderson, 1843-1919.
Young, Bennett Henderson, 1843-1919.
African Americans > Crimes against > Kentucky > Simpson County > History.
Trials > Kentucky > Simpson County > History.
Kentucky > Race relations > History.
Freedmen > Kentucky.
HISTORY / African American.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
African Americans > Crimes against.
Race relations.
Genre: History.

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