In Lincoln's Shadow: The 1908 Race Riot in Springfield, Illinois
This detailed case study of the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois, which began only a few blocks from Abraham Lincoln’s family home, explores the social origins of rioting by whites against the city’s African American community after a white woman alleged that a black man had raped her. Over two days rioters wrecked black-owned businesses, burned neighborhoods to the...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published August 29th 2008 by Southern Illinois University Press
(first published January 1st 2008)
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