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People wasn't made to burn : a true story of race, murder, and justice in Chicago

Author: Joe Allen
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1947, James Hickman shot and killed the landlord he believed was responsible for a tragic fire that took the lives of four of his children on Chicago's West Side. But a vibrant defense campaign, exposing the working poverty and racism that led to his crime, helped win Hickman's freedom. With a true-crime writer's eye for suspense and a historian's depth of knowledge, Joe Allen unearths the compelling story of a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: James Hickman; James Hickman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Allen
ISBN: 1642593753 9781642593754
OCLC Number: 1144108020
Notes: "First published in 2011 by Haymarket Books"--Title page verso.
Description: 211 pages : illlustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: People were not made to burn
Responsibility: Joe Allen.


The long-buried story of a Chicagoan's struggle for justice after four of his children perished in a tragic fire.  Read more...


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"What I appreciate about Joe Allen's work is that he demonstrates as a historian the power of information meticulous, distilled, coherent, principled." John Pilger, author of Freedom Next Time"In a Read more...

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