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He Calls Me by Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the Forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

S. Jonathan Bass
Format
Book
Published
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781631492372, 1631492373
Summary
" ... Reconstruction of the ... life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South"--
Contents
  • Steal away
  • A hell of a place
  • "These white folks will kill you"
  • "In Bessemer, anything can happen"
  • A "well bound book"
  • "Because it was self-defense"
  • A violent and accidental death
  • "There are lots of ways to fight"
  • "I just say I am innocent"
  • "You belong to the state of Alabama"
  • "Please spare my life"
  • Called by lightning
  • A thunderous arrival
  • Whereabouts unknown
  • Sinners to convert
  • Segregation's last stand
  • "Sojourn in the shadow of death"
  • "In a wasted land of no want"
  • "He still ain't dead"
  • "Set me free dear Jesus"
  • Conclusion: the Salvation Club.
Description
xvi, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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