A shot in the moonlight : how a freed slave and a Confederate soldier fought for justice in the Jim Crow south / Ben Montgomery.
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|Burlington Public Library||976.904 MONTGOME 2021||39851001603878||New Non-fiction||Copy hold / Volume hold||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780316535540
- ISBN: 0316535540
- Physical Description: xvii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Spark, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
|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".
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.
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