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The Resource The color of night : race, railroaders, and murder in the wartime West, Max G. Geier

The color of night : race, railroaders, and murder in the wartime West, Max G. Geier

Label
The color of night : race, railroaders, and murder in the wartime West
Title
The color of night
Title remainder
race, railroaders, and murder in the wartime West
Statement of responsibility
Max G. Geier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On an unusually cold January night in 1943, Martha James was murdered on a train in rural Oregon, near the Willamette Valley town of Albany. She was white, southern, and newly-married to a Navy pilot. Despite inconsistent and contradictory eyewitness accounts, a young black cook by the name of Robert Folkes, a trainman from South Central Los Angeles, was charged with the crime. The ensuing investigation and sensational murder trial captured national attention during a period of intense wartime fervor and extensive black domestic migration. Folkes's trial and controversial conviction - resulting in his execution by the state of Oregon - reshaped how Oregonians and others in the West thought about race, class, and privilege. In this deeply researched and detailed account, Geier explores the attitudes of local town-folk, law officers, and courtroom jurors toward black trainmen on the West Coast
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geier, Max G
Dewey number
  • 364.1'523'092
  • 364.1'523'092
  • 364.1523092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American railroad employees
  • Women, White
  • Murder
  • Folkes, Robert E. Lee
  • James, Martha Virginia Brinson
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Willamette River Valley (Or.)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Crime
Label
The color of night : race, railroaders, and murder in the wartime West, Max G. Geier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780870718205
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780870718205
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The color of night : race, railroaders, and murder in the wartime West, Max G. Geier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780870718205
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780870718205
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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