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The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth

Author: Branan, Karen

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Format:Paperback

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The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth : Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a black woman and three black men, all of them innocent. For Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of that sheriff, this isn’t just history - this is family history.

Branan spent nearly twenty years combing through diaries and letters, hunting for clues in libraries and archives throughout the United States and interviewing community elders to piece together the events and motives that led a group of people to murder four of their fellow citizens in such a brutal public display. Her research revealed surprising new insights into the day-to-day reality of race relations in the Jim Crow–era South, but what she ultimately discovered was far more personal.

A gripping story of privilege and power, anger and atonement, The Family Tree transports readers to a small Southern town steeped in racial tension and bound by powerful family ties. What emerges is a searing examination of the violence that occurred on that awful day in 1912 - the echoes of which still resound today - and the knowledge that it is only through facing our ugliest truths that we can move forward to a place of understanding. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Historical
History & Geography   United States

ISBN 13:9781476717197
ISBN 10:1476717192
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:292
Size:8.40" l x 5.47" w x 0.95" h
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