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Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found, Gilbert King

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Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found
Title
Beneath a ruthless sun
Title remainder
a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found
Statement of responsibility
Gilbert King
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A small town. A big secret. In December 1957, the wife of a Florida citrus baron is raped in her home while her husband is away. She claims a 'husky Negro' did it, and the sheriff, the infamous racist Willis McCall, does not hesitate to round up a herd of suspects. But within days, McCall turns his sights on Jesse Daniels, a gentle, mentally impaired white nineteen-year-old. Soon Jesse is railroaded up to the state hospital for the insane, and locked away without trial. Crusading journalist Mabel Norris Reese cannot stop fretting over the case and its baffling outcome. Who is protecting whom, or what? She pursues the story for years, chasing down leads, hitting dead ends, winning unlikely allies. Bit by bit, the unspeakable truths behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence come to the surface. Beneath a Ruthless Sun tells a powerful page-turning story rooted in the fears that rippled through the South as integration began to take hold, sparking a surge of virulent racism that savaged the vulnerable, debased the powerful, and roils our own times still
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
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King, Gilbert
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Daniels, Jesse Delbert
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Label
Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found, Gilbert King
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
20130314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780399183386
Lccn
2017053110
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Beneath a ruthless sun : a true story of violence, race, and justice lost and found, Gilbert King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
20130314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780399183386
Lccn
2017053110
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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