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People wasn't made to burn, a true story of race, murder, and justice in Chicago, Joe Allen

Summary
In 1947, James Hickman shot and killed the landlord he believed was responsible for a tragic fire that took the lives of four of his children on Chicago's West Side. But a vibrant defense campaign, exposing the working poverty and racism that led to his crime, helped win Hickman's freedom. With a true-crime writer's eye for suspense and a historian's depth of knowledge, Joe Allen unearths the compelling story of a campaign that stood up to Jim Crow well before the modern civil rights movement had even begun
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
"First published in 2011 by Haymarket Books"--Title page verso
Isbn
9781642593754

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