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Unpunished Murder

(2018)
Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice
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On Easter Sunday of 1873, just eight years after the Civil War ended, a band of white supremacists marched into Grant Parish, Louisiana, and massacred over one hundred unarmed African Americans. The court case that followed reached the highest court in the land. Yet, following one of the most ghastly incidents of mass murder in American history, not one person was convicted.

The opinion issued by the Supreme Court in US v. Cruikshank set in motion a process that would help create a society in which black Americans were oppressed and denied basic human rights -- legally, according to the courts. These injustices paved the way for Jim Crow and would last for the next hundred years. Many continue to exist to this day.

In this compelling and thoroughly researched volume for young readers, Lawrence Goldstone traces the evolution of the law and the fascinating characters involved in the story of how the Supreme Court helped institutionalize racism in the American justice system.



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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice (Scholastic Focus)
Author(s): Lawrence Goldstone
ISBN: 1-338-23945-7 / 978-1-338-23945-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction
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Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice (Scholastic Focus)
Author(s): Lawrence Goldstone
ISBN: 1-338-23946-5 / 978-1-338-23946-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Focus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice (Scholastic Focus)
Author(s): Lawrence Goldstone
Publisher: Scholastic Focus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA