The Past Is Never Dead
The Trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's Struggle for Redemption
By Harry N. MacLean
(Basic Civitas Books, Hardcover, 9780465005048, 290pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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A dramatic courtroom thriller that tests the bounds of redemption for the racial sins of the American South, by the best-selling author of In Broad Daylight
Forty-five years ago, the bodies of two young black men turned up, brutally mangled, in a tributary of the Mississippi River. In a new book, author Harry MacLean explores the trial of reputed Klansman James Ford Seale for the murders decades later — and Mississippi's continued struggle with its racial history. More at NPR.org
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