Riot And Remembrance

Riot and Remembrance
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780544374188
Rating 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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A buried part of history comes to light in this informative account of the Black wallstreet massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. On a warm night in May 1921, thousands of whites, many deputized by the local police, swarmed through the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing scores of blacks, looting, and ultimately burning the neighborhood to the ground. In the aftermath, as many as 300 were dead, and 6,000 Greenwood residents were herded into detention camps. James Hirsch focuses on the de facto apartheid that brought about the Greenwood riot and informed its eighty-year legacy, offering an unprecedented examination of how a calamity spawns bigotry and courage and how it has propelled one community's belated search for justice. Tulsa's establishment and many victims strove to forget the events of 1921, destroying records pertaining to the riot and refusing even to talk about it. This cover-up was carried through the ensuing half-century with surprising success. Even so, the riot wounded Tulsa profoundly, as Hirsch demonstrates in a compelling combination of history, journalism, and character study. White Tulsa thrived, and the city became a stronghold of Klan activity as workingmen and high civic officials alike flocked to the Hooded Order. Meanwhile, Greenwood struggled as residents strove to rebuild their neighborhood despite official attempts to thwart them. As the decades passed, the economic and social divides between white and black worlds deepened. Through the 1960s and 1970s, urban renewal helped to finish what the riot had started, blighting Greenwood. Paradoxically, however, the events of 1921 saved Tulsa from the racial strife that befell so many other American cities in the 1960s, as Tulsans white and black would do almost anything to avoid a reprise of the riot. Hirsch brings the riot's legacy up to the present day, tracing how the memory of the massacre gradually revived as academics and ordinary citizens of all colors worked tirelessly to uncover evidence of its horrors. Hirsch also highlights Tulsa's emergence at the forefront of the burgeoning debate over reparations. RIOT AND REMEMBRANCE shows vividly, chillingly, how the culture of Jim Crow caused not only the grisly incidents of 1921 but also those of Rosewood, Selma, and Watts, as well as less widely known atrocities. It also addresses the cruel irony that underlies today's battles over affirmative action and reparations: that justice and reconciliation are often incompatible goals. Finally, Hirsch details how Tulsa may be overcoming its horrific legacy, as factions long sundered at last draw together.

Riot and Remembrance
  • Author : James S. Hirsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-05-13

A buried part of history comes to light in this informative account of the Black wallstreet massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. On a warm night in May 1921, thousands of whites, many deputized by the local police, swarmed through the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing scores of blacks, looting, and

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Riot and Remembrance
  • Author : James S. Hirsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002

Drawing on period documents and interviews with survivors and their descendants, the author of Hurricane offers a definitive account of the 1921 race riot that destroyed the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, leaving hundreds of black residents dead, and describes the battle for belated justice and reparations to the victims. Reprint.

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Riot and Remembrance
  • Author : James S. Hirsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002

Offers an account of the 1921 race riot that destroyed the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma, leaving hundreds of black residents dead, and describes the battle for belated justice and reparations for the victims.

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Reconstructing the Dreamland
  • Author : Alfred L. Brophy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04-10

The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was the country's bloodiest civil disturbance of the century. Thirty city blocks were burned to the ground, perhaps 150 died, and the prosperous black community of Greenwood, Oklahoma, was turned to rubble. Brophy draws on his own extensive research into contemporary accounts and court documents to chronicle

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Two Souls Indivisible
  • Author : James S. Hirsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005

The author of Hurricane moves from the life of a boxer imprisoned for murder to the real-life incarceration of two American pilots--one black, the other a white southerner--in a Vietnamese prison camp during the war, where survival depends on mutual support. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Hurricane
  • Author : James S. Hirsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-09-16

In 1967, the black boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and a young acquaintance, John Artis, were wrongly convicted of triple murder by an all-white jury in Paterson, New Jersey. Over the next decade, Carter gradually amassed convincing evidence of his innocence and the vocal support of celebrities from Bob Dylan to Muhammad

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Black Wall Street
  • Author : Hannibal B. Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-08-01

Early in the twentieth century, the black community in Tulsa- the "Greenwood District"- became a nationally renowned entrepreneurial center. Frequently referred to as "The Black Wall Street of America," the Greenwood District attracted pioneers from all over America who sought new opportunities and fresh challenges. Legal segregation forced blacks

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Red Summer
  • Author : Cameron McWhirter
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2011-07-19

A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchings After World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had

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All Hell Broke Loose  American Race Riots from the Progressive Era through World War II
  • Author : Ann V. Collins
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01

The United States has a troubling history of violence regarding race. This book explores the emotionally charged conditions and factors that incited the eruption of race riots in America between the Progressive Era and World War II. • A comprehensive chronology of race riots between the Progressive Era and World War

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Death in a Promised Land
  • Author : Scott Ellsworth
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01

Widely believed to be the most extreme incidence of white racial violence against African Americans in modern United States history, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre resulted in the destruction of over one thousand black-owned businesses and homes as well as the murder of between fifty and three hundred black residents. Exhaustively

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Rivers of London   Black Mould  4
  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel
  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01

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Events of the Tulsa Disaster
  • Author : Mary E. Jones Parrish
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1922*

An account of the Tulsa race riot of 1921 with a collection of shorter witness testimonials and a partial list of property and financial losses of its victims.

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Death in a Promised Land
  • Author : Robert Andrews
  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Release Date : 1994

CIA agent Bradford Sims discovers an explosive secret linking James Earl Ray, the man convicted of assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., with both the KGB and the CIA. Reprint.

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Forgiveness and Remembrance
  • Author : Jeffrey Blustein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014

The theme of this book is the complex moral psychology of forgiving and remembering in both personal and political contexts. It offers an original account of the moral psychology of interpersonal forgiveness and explores its role in transitional societies. The book also examines the symbolic moral significance of memorialization in

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Fomenting Political Violence
  • Author : Steffen Krüger,Karl Figlio,Barry Richards
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-30

This book offers a psychosocial perspective on political violence, employing a strong current of psychoanalytic thinking. In the course of its chapters an international roster of researchers and scholars offers a richly complex and insightful view of diverse forms of political violence and its build-ups. The authors discuss the processes

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