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Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker

Death in a Pennsylvania Steel Town

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Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker by Dennis B Downey
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On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was lynched--burned alive--by an angry mob on the outskirts of Coatesville, a prosperous Pennsylvania steel town. At the time of his very public murder, Walker, an African American millworker, was under arrest for the shooting and killing of a respected local police officer. Investigated by the NAACP, the horrific incident garnered national and international attention. Despite this scrutiny, a conspiracy of silence shrouded the events, and the accused men and boys were found not guilty at trial. On the 100th anniversary of the lynching and the 20th anniversary of the book's original release as No Crooked Death, authors Dennis B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser bring new insight to events that rocked a community.
Release date NZ
July 6th, 2011
Pages
162
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
History Press Library Editions
Dimensions
152x229x11
ISBN-13
9781540230270
Product ID
28048307

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