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A community lynches a wrongly accused man in Caldwell’s scathing indictment of Southern prejudice
When word spreads through Julie County that Sonny Clark, a black man, has assaulted Katy Barlow, a white woman, the man’s fate is sealed. With frightening speed, authorities and an outraged mob align to apprehend Clark and condemn him without trial. By the time Barlow confesses that no crime occurred, it is too late.
Told from the multiple perspectives of victim and victimizers as well as passive onlookers, Trouble in July depicts in harrowing detail the tragic ignorance of individuals who fail to understand their roles in a hateful miscarriage of justice.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell including rare photos and never-before-seen documents courtesy of the Dartmouth College Library.
'“Some of the most . . . human and terrifying pages Caldwell has written.” —Richard Wright “Conveys better than anything else I have read the quality of a community obsessed and held in bondage by race prejudice.” —Margaret Marshall, The Nation'
Publisher: Open Road Media