Charleston's Trial: Jim Crow Justice

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Overview
June 1910, Charleston, South Carolina. A Jewish merchant, Max Lubelsky, lay murdered in his clothing store on Upper King Street. The black man eventually convicted of the crime was arrested several weeks later as an angry mob called for his lynching. What followed became the story of one man's quiet protestations of innocence in the face of overwhelming condemnation by the white community. Drawing on local historical records and detailed court transcripts, Charleston historians Danny Crooks and Doug Bostick give an intimate account of the proceedings, as well as provide the historical background on the vices, violence and victims of the Holy City during the Jim Crow era. Join them as they reveal the tale of a man whom justice passed by in the hot Southern summer.
Details
ISBN: 9781596295766
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: South Carolina
Series: True Crime
Images: 47
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Daniel J. Crooks Jr. is a retired law enforcement and criminal justice instructor at Trident Technical College as well as a retired adjunct professor of sociology at the College of Charleston. He currently works as a Charleston tour guide for the Carriage Company and enjoys a second career as a writer and historian.