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The Mississippi burning trial : a primary source account

by Scheppler, Bill.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J345.73 SCH HISTORY
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J345.73 SCH HISTORY
 
 
Summary
This book focuses on the story of three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi by the Ku Klux Klan in the summer of 1964 and the trial that followed. Using primary source images, documents, and excerpts from the trial, this book provides information on the investigation of the nineteen defendants, the trial, and the verdict that put seven of them behind bars.
Contents
Understanding Mississippi in the 1960s
The victims
The defendants
Piecing together the crime
In the courtroom
Jury deliberation and the verdict.

Additional Information
Series Great trials of the 20th century.
Subjects Goodman, Andrew, -- 1943-1964.
Chaney, James Earl, -- 1943-1964.
Schwerner, Michael Henry, -- 1939-1964.
Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi -- Meridian.
Murder -- Mississippi -- Neshoba County -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights workers -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- Neshoba County -- History -- 20th century.
Trials (Murder)
Murder.
Civil rights workers.
Publisher New York :Rosen Pub. Group,2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "Rosen central primary source."
Description 64 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-59) and index.
ISBN 0823939723
0823936252
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