The Family Tree

A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth
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Product Number: DD24102
Released: Jan 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515901921
Narrator/s: Pam Ward
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a black woman and three black men, all of them innocent. For Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of that sheriff, this isn't just history; this is family history. Branan spent nearly twenty years combing through diaries and letters, hunting for clues in libraries and archives throughout the United States to piece together the events and motives that led a group of people to murder four of their fellow citizens in such a brutal public display. Her research revealed surprising new insights into the day-to-day reality of race relations in the Jim Crow-era South, but what she ultimately discovered was far more personal. A gripping story of privilege and power, anger, and atonement, The Family Tree transports listeners to a small Southern town steeped in racial tension and bound by powerful family ties. Branan takes us back in time to the Civil War, demonstrating how plantation politics and the Lost Cause movement set the stage for the fiery racial dynamics of the twentieth century.

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Author(s): Karen Branan
Narrator(s): Pam Ward
Product Number Z100114044
Released: Jan 26, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515921929
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Author(s): Karen Branan
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Released: Jan 05, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781476717203

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