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The Resource He calls me by lightning : the life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten saga of Jim Crow, southern justice, and the death penalty, S. Jonathan Bass

He calls me by lightning : the life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten saga of Jim Crow, southern justice, and the death penalty, S. Jonathan Bass

Label
He calls me by lightning : the life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten saga of Jim Crow, southern justice, and the death penalty
Title
He calls me by lightning
Title remainder
the life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten saga of Jim Crow, southern justice, and the death penalty
Statement of responsibility
S. Jonathan Bass
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" ... Reconstruction of the ... life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South"--
Summary
In 1957 Alabama, a traffic stop ended with an African American veteran's being accused of killing a white policeman. Caliph Washington was convicted in several trials, but each conviction was overturned. Later, Governor George Wallace stayed his execution numerous times. Vividly depicting Washington's life, the questionable convictions, and the Jim Crow atmosphere surrounding the case, He Calls Me by Lighting offers an eye-opening critique of the racial disparities in American criminal justice. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10563154
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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Bass, S. Jonathan,
Dewey number
305.8009761
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.A3
LC item number
B37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Washington, Caliph
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • African American prisoners
  • Death row inmates
  • Alabama
Target audience
adult
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the life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten saga of Jim Crow, southern justice, and the death penalty
Label
He calls me by lightning : the life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten saga of Jim Crow, southern justice, and the death penalty, S. Jonathan Bass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
951070922
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 413 pages
Isbn
9781631492372
Lccn
2017005135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
He calls me by lightning : the life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten saga of Jim Crow, southern justice, and the death penalty, S. Jonathan Bass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
951070922
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 413 pages
Isbn
9781631492372
Lccn
2017005135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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