Gregory A. Freeman's Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation PDF

By Gregory A. Freeman

The John S. Williams plantation in Georgia used to be operated principally with the exertions of slaves—and this was once in 1921, fifty six years after the Civil battle. Williams used to be no longer by myself in utilizing “peons,” yet his response to a federal research used to be virtually unimaginable: he made up our minds to ruin the facts. Enlisting the help of his relied on black farm boss, Clyde Manning, he begun methodically killing his slaves. As this real tale unfolds, every one aspect turns out extra stunning, and surprises proceed within the aftermath, with a sensational trial galvanizing the country and staining a turning aspect within the remedy of black Americans.

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