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A Death in the Delta


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A brilliant piece of work-the definitive book on the Till case. -- Hodding Carter III A powerful recreation of a terrifying episode in American race relations... Evocatively written and intellectually engaging, this book will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the roots of our continuing racial dilemma. -- Dan T. Carter, author of Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South

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Stephen J. Whitfield is Max Richter Chair in American Civilization at Brandeis University. He is the author of A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till and A Critical American: The Politics of Dwight Macdonald


Till's sensational case, succinctly reported here, imparted a crucially vital impulse to the civil rights movement of the '60s. Publishers Weekly Whitfield... is able to write with power, strength, and persuasion. -- Raymond T. Diamond American Journal of Legal History

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