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Murder on Shades Mountain

The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham

Murder on Shades Mountain( )
Author: Morrison, Melanie S.
ISBN:978-0-8223-7117-5
Publication Date:Apr 2018
Publisher:Duke University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Melanie S. Morrison tells the tragic story of the murder and attempted murder of three young women in 1930s Birmingham, Alabama, and the aftermath, which saw a reign of terror unleashed on the town's black community, the wrongful conviction and death sentencing of Willie Peterson, and a black-led effort to free Peterson.

Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Law / Legal History
Social Science / Cultural & Ethnic Studies / American / African American & Black Studies
Social Science / Race & Ethnic Relations
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.25 x 9.25 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.2 Pounds



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