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Cover of: Lay This Body Down | Gregory A. Freeman
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The John S. Williams plantation in Georgia was operated largely with the labor of slaves—and this was in 1921, 56 years after the Civil War. Williams was not alone in using “peons,” but his reaction to a federal investigation was almost unbelievable: he decided to destroy the evidence. Enlisting the aid of his trusted black farm boss, Clyde Manning, he began methodically killing his slaves. As this true story unfolds, each detail seems more shocking, and surprises continue in the aftermath, with a sensational trial galvanizing the nation and marking a turning point in the treatment of black Americans.

Excerpts

Jasper and Newton Countries in central Georgia are not all that different from the way they were in 1921, at as far as the more pleasant aspect of Southern culture are concerned.
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Classifications

Library of Congress HV6534.J36 F74 1999
Dewey 364.15/23/09758583

3 editions First published in 1999

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Cover of: Lay This Body Down
Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation Slaves
July 2002, Lawrence Hill Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: Lay This Body Down
Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation Slaves
September 1999, Lawrence Hill Books
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Lay this body down
Lay this body down: the 1921 murders of eleven plantation slaves
1999, Lawrence Hill Books
in English - 1st ed.

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