• Death in a Promised Land

  • The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
  • By: Scott Ellsworth
  • Narrated by: Pat Grimes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Widely believed to be the most extreme incidence of white racial violence against African Americans in modern United States history, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre resulted in the destruction of more than 1,000 Black-owned businesses and homes as well as the murder of between 50 and 300 Black residents. Exhaustively researched and critically acclaimed, Death in a Promised Land is the definitive account of the Tulsa race riot and its aftermath, in which much of the history of the destruction and violence was covered up. It is the compelling story of racial ideologies, Southwestern politics, incendiary journalism, and an embattled Black community’s struggle to hold onto its land and freedom. More than just the chronicle of one of the nation’s most devastating racial pogroms, this critically acclaimed study of American race relations is, above all, a gripping story of terror and lawlessness and of courage, heroism, and human perseverance.

©1982 Louisiana State University Press (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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