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By Paul M. Angle

ISBN-10: 0252062337

ISBN-13: 9780252062339

ISBN-10: 0394417208

ISBN-13: 9780394417202

this can be a horror tale of local American violence. It contains a grim lesson for the total nation. Political doctrines have performed no half within the violence and homicide that experience introduced a lot unwell repute to 1 nook of Illinois. at the map, Williamson is simply one other county. yet in heritage it's a position during which an odd illness has raged for greater than 80 years—a ailment marked by way of a pathological tendency to settle alterations by means of force.
     Fascinated by way of this, Paul M. attitude, the well known historian, got down to notice what fairly had occurred. via huge, immense learn he has been in a position to reconstruct the entire tale in all its terrible, scarifying element. utilizing the easiest concepts of reportage, with out editorializing, with out subjective color, he has produced a story past mind's eye. It starts off with the "Bloody Vendetta," a feud that rampaged within the 1870s. It offers with labor's luck in organizing coal mines in southern Illinois, an affair that two times blew up in violence. It covers the Herrin bloodbath of 1922—perhaps the main stunning episode within the heritage of prepared hard work during this country—and the following trials. The Ku Klux Klan presents fabric for 4 chapters that come to a climax in a deadly duel among the Klan and its competitors. And it ends with the tale of the group battle among Charlie Birger and the Shelton brothers. it's a story to shake the main phlegmatic reader.

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