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The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case - Book Signing

posted Oct 13, 2014, 9:28 AM by Jeremy Burke   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 9:29 AM ]



Michael Ross, author of The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era, will be at Bay Books signing his book on Saturday, October 18th from 11:00AM-1:00PM

In The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case, Michael Ross offers the first full account of this event that electrified the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations. Tracing the crime from the moment it was committed through the highly publicized investigation and sensationalized trial that followed, all the while chronicling the public outcry and escalating hysteria as news and rumors surrounding the crime spread, Ross paints a vivid picture of the Reconstruction-era South and the complexities and possibilities that faced the newly integrated society. Leading readers into smoke-filled concert saloons, Garden District drawing rooms, sweltering courthouses, and squalid prisons, Ross brings this fascinating era back to life.

A stunning work of historical recreation, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case is sure to captivate anyone interested in true crime, the Civil War and its aftermath, and the history of New Orleans and the American South.

Michael A. Ross is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He is the author of the prize-winning Justice of Shattered Dreams: Samuel Freeman Miller and the Supreme Court during the Civil War Era.

For more information about this event or to reserve your copy of The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era, contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688
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