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A Massacre in Memphis - a book by Ash, Stephen V.

A Massacre in Memphis

The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War

A Massacre in Memphis( )
Author: Ash, Stephen V.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Imprint:Hill & Wang
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.00
Book Description:

An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history

In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city's black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed people had been murdered. Congress, furious at this and other evidence of white resistance in the conquered...
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