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Author Bass, S. Jonathan, author.

Title He calls me by lightning : the life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten saga of Jim Crow, southern justice, and the death penalty / S. Jonathan Bass.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.8009761 W276Bb 2017    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 " ... Reconstruction of the ... life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject 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.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781631492372 hardcover
1631492373 hardcover

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