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THE DAY FREEDOM DIED The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction

by | Read by Jim Bond

History • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

On Easter Sunday in 1873, a group of black men was murdered at the Colfax Courthouse in Louisiana. As the white killers spread their version of events, U.S. Attorney James Beckwith sought to bring them to justice using newly minted federal powers. Charles Lane's account of the Colfax Massacre, and events before and after, is unflinching. Jim Bond's narration can be chilling as he relays the words of the white terrorists with full Southern accents, as well as the violent details of the story. Lane's book examines the issues surrounding Reconstruction after the Civil War and illustrates the dangers freedmen faced as they exercised their rights to vote and hold office. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6071-1 $38.95 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6073-5 $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

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Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4233-6070-4 $102.25 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6072-8 $107.25 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-6074-2 $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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