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Iron City

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Iron City is based on an actual court case and inspired by the author's experiences as a labor organizer and political prisoner. This well-crafted novel tells the story of Lonnie James, a black youth falsely convicted of-and sentenced to death for-the murder of a white businessman. From inside the iron city of a state penitentiary in a northern steel town, three black Comm ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 11th 1994 by Northeastern University Press (first published January 1st 1951)
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