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

Bass, S. Jonathan (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.

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APLS 305.8009 BAS 31291002853156 ALABAMA Reshelving -
APLS 305.8009 BAS 31291002853230 ALABAMA Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631492372
  • ISBN: 1631492373
  • Physical Description: xvi, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-385) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Steal Away -- A Hell of a Place -- "These White Folks Will Kill You" -- "In Bessemer, Anything Can Happen" -- A "Well Bound book" -- "Because It Was Self-Defense" -- A Violent and Accidental Death -- "There Are Lots of Ways to Fight" -- "I Just Say I Am Innocent" -- "You Belong to the State of Alabama" -- "Please Spare My Life" -- Called by Lightning -- A Thunderous Arrival -- Whereabouts Unknown -- Sinners to Convert -- Segregation's Last Stand -- "Sojourn in the Shadow of Death" -- "In a Wasted Land of No Want" -- "He Still Ain't Dead" -- "Set Me Free Dear Jesus" -- Conclusion: The Salvation Club.
Summary, etc.:
"A heroic reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of racial injustice in the civil rights era."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: n-us-al
Washington, Caliph 1939-2001
Discrimination in criminal justice administration Alabama History
African American prisoners Alabama Biography
Death row inmates Alabama Biography
Alabama Race relations History
HISTORY African American
HISTORY United States 20th Century
HISTORY United States State & Local South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
LAW Legal History
Death row inmates Alabama Biography
Discrimination in criminal justice administration Alabama History
African American prisoners Alabama Biography
Alabama Race relations History
African American prisoners
Death row inmates
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Race relations
Alabama
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.
Biography.
History.

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