Murder in the Courthouse: Reconstruction & Redemption in the by Jim Wise

By Jim Wise

No suspect was once ever indicted or attempted for the homicide of scalawag baby-kisser John W. "Chicken" Stephens in a North Carolina courthouse; and the Ku Klux Klan not just rid itself of a hard adversary, but in addition manage a showdown among the state's previous shield and the unconventional regime of Governor William Woods Holden. stick to this little-known story from the homicide, during the "Kirk-Holden War," in the course of the courts and to the finale, while Holden turned the us' first governor impeached and faraway from workplace. Newspaper reporter and ancient columnist Jim clever takes us past the ultimate days of the Civil warfare in North Carolina, amidst the destruction and poverty and debt, to chronicle the boys whose clashing agendas and personalities formed a violent period and laid foundations for the Jim Crow century to come.

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