New York: Palgrave for St. Martin's Press, 2001. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #003201
First edition stated, full number line. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. XII, [2 p.p. B&W maps], 204 p.p.+ [16 p.p.] B&W photos. Spine ends bruised, smudge to fore edge of text block. Dust jacket in near fine condition. A Lynching in the Heartland is the story of a hot summer evening in the Midwest, where three black teenagers, accused of murdering a young white man and raping his white girlfriend, waited for justice in an Indiana jail. As the sun set a mob dragged the three prisoners from the jail and lynched two of them. No one in Marion, Indiana was ever published for these murders. This is a book about America's long and violent struggles with its color line.