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The Resource Wilmington's lie : the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy, David Zucchino

Wilmington's lie : the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy, David Zucchino

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Wilmington's lie : the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy
Title
Wilmington's lie
Title remainder
the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy
Statement of responsibility
David Zucchino
Title variation
Wilmingtons lie
Title variation remainder
the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy
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Language
eng
Summary
"By 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina, was a shining example of a mixed-race community-a bustling port city with a thriving African American middle class and a government made up of Republicans and Populists, including black alderman, police officers, and magistrates. But across the state-and the South-white supremacist Democrats were working to reverse the advances made by former slaves and their progeny. They were plotting to take back the state legislature in the November 8th election and then use a controversial editorial published by black newspaper editor Alexander Manly to trigger a "race riot" to overthrow the elected government in Wilmington. With a coordinated campaign of intimidation and violence, the Democrats sharply curtailed the black vote and stuffed ballot boxes to steal the 1898 mid-term election. Two days later, more than 2,000 heavily armed white nightriders known as Red Shirts swarmed through Wilmington, terrorizing women and children and shooting at least sixty black men dead in the streets. The rebels forced city officials and leading black citizens to flee at gun point while hundreds of local African Americans took refuge in nearby swamps and forests. This brutal insurrection is the only violent overthrow of an elected government in U.S. history. It halted gains made by blacks and restored racism as official government policy, cementing white rule for another seventy years. It was not a "race riot" as the events of November 1898 came to be known, but rather a racially-motivated rebellion launched by white supremacists. In Wilmington's Lie, David Zucchino uses contemporary newspaper reports, diaries, letters, and official communications to create a gripping narrative that weaves together individual stories of hate, fear, and brutality. This is a dramatic and definitive account of a remarkable but forgotten chapter of American history"--
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Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2021.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2021.
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10835605
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Zucchino, David
Dewey number
305.8009756/2709034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F264.W7
LC item number
Z83 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
  • White supremacy movements
  • African Americans
  • Wilmington (N.C.)
  • Wilmington (N.C.)
Target audience
adult
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the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy
Label
Wilmington's lie : the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy, David Zucchino
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 426 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780802128386
Lccn
2019040587
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • on1105714661
  • (OCoLC)1105714661
Label
Wilmington's lie : the murderous coup of 1898 and the rise of white supremacy, David Zucchino
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 426 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780802128386
Lccn
2019040587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • on1105714661
  • (OCoLC)1105714661

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