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Authors

Kristen Epps

ISBN

9780252039508

Price

$50.00

Publisher

University of Illinois Press

Abstract

Not a Free State After All: African Americans and Racist Violence in the North

In January 1870, a white mob broke into a local jail, kidnapped a black prisoner named George Johnson, tied him to a horse, drug him across town, and then hanged him. As one observer wrote, Johnson was “torn, ma....

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