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  • The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike (True Crime)
    Views : 154
    Pages : 176

    by: John DeSantis

    Publisher: pThe History Press

    Book Description

    A little-known massacre is brought to light.

    In 1887, the tumultuous elements of the recent past—slavery, sharecropping, a new movement in unionizing workers, etc.—came together in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in a devastating manner, as the tension between plantation owners and poorly paid workers led to a strike on sugar plantations. T ... more

    Publish on

    2016-11-14

    ISBN-10: 1467136891

    ISBN-13: 9781467136891

    Language: English

  • For the Color of His Skin: The Murder of Yusuf Hawkins and the Trial of Bensonhurst
    Views : 196
    Pages : 240

    by: John DeSantis

    Publisher: pPharos Books

    Book Description

     When black teenager Yusuf Hawkins was fatally shot on a Brooklyn street one steamy August evening in 1989, his death sent tremors rumbling through New York City. Hawkins and three friends had been attacked by a group of about 30 neighborhood youths in what was clearly a race-related incident. Here, DeSantis, who covered the story for UPI an ... more

    Publish on

    0000-00-00

    ISBN-10: 0886876214

    ISBN-13: 9780886876210

    Language: English