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August Reckoning: Jack Turner and Racism in Post-Civil War Alabama

by Rogers Sr., William Warren and Ward, Robert David
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Spring 2005
ISBN: 0817351191

Jack Turner, an intelligent and fearless black man, formed a political alliance between blacks and whites in Alabama's Choctaw County to oust the Bourbon incumbents in the election of 1882. His intractable persona made him a target for false charges of conspiracy to murder whites. Authors Rogers and Ward describe how the people of Choctaw County reverted to justice by lynching.

review of August Reckoning: Jack Turner and Racism in Post-Civil War Alabama, by Rogers Sr., William Warren, Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2005).