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Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest; A True Story of the Jim Crow South

By Beth Macy

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781478942511

Publication Date: December 18, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/17/2016)
Paperback (10/17/2017)
Paperback, Large Print (10/2/2017)
Hardcover (10/18/2016)
Compact Disc (10/18/2016)
Hardcover, Large Print (1/18/2017)
Compact Disc (10/18/2016)

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“Award-winning journalist Macy is an unrelenting researcher who combed through a wide variety of primary sources to tell a fascinating and heartbreaking story. In the early 20th century, Albino African American brothers are kidnapped by unscrupulous and racist circus managers who not only steal their earnings from their work as freak show performers, but also tell their mother that they are dead. This occurs during the height of the Jim Crow South, when black lives didn't matter and lynching was at its peak. The mother's persistent and heroic fight through legal channels to recoup her sons' wages and achieve a better standard of living is at the heart of this true story, an inside look at the historical depths of American racism.”
— Joan Grenier (E), Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
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