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Blood at the Root

A Racial Cleansing in America

by Patrick Phillips

Hardcover, 302 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 |


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Chronicles acts of racial cleansing in early twentieth-century Forsyth County, Georgia, where the murder of a young girl led to mob lynchings, acts of terror against black workers, and violent protests by night riders seeking to enforce whites-only citizenship.

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The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

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