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The Thibodaux Massacre

John DeSantis

The Thibodaux Massacre

racial violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike

by John DeSantis

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Homicide,
  • Violence against,
  • Strikes and lockouts,
  • Agricultural laborers,
  • Corrupt practices,
  • Race relations,
  • Sugarcane industry,
  • Massacres,
  • Social conditions,
  • African American agricultural laborers,
  • African Americans,
  • Hate crimes,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    On November 23, 1887, white vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours. The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane plantations. Fear, rumor and white supremacist ideals clashed with an unprecedented labor action to create an epic tragedy. A future member of the U.S. House of Representatives was among the leaders of a mob that routed black men from houses and forced them to a stretch of railroad track, ordering them to run for their lives before gunning them down. According to a witness, the guns firing in the black neighborhoods sounded like a battle. Author and award-winning reporter John DeSantis uses correspondence, interviews and federal records to detail this harrowing true story.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn DeSantis ; foreword by Burnell Tolbert
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD5325.A292 1887 .D47 2016, HV6534.T45 D47 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination171 pages
    Number of Pages171
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27238183M
    ISBN 101467136891
    ISBN 109781467136891
    OCLC/WorldCa964674017

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    Museum presents ‘The Thibodaux Massacre’ Book Tour, Feb. For the first time ever, a limited number of people will experience live, the on-site telling of a key story hidden from people of Louisiana. Join us for this unique tour with the author who recently verified and chronicled the story in his book, The Thibodaux Massacre. The Feb.   8 Thibodaux Massacre. Less than two decades after slavery was outlawed in the United States, many African-Americans working in the South began to realize the power their labor represented. This led to an increasing number of strikes, especially amongst sugar workers.

      For the first time ever, a limited number of people will experience live, the on-site telling of a key story hidden from people of Louisiana. Join us for this unique tour with the author who recently verified and chronicled the story in his book, The Thibodaux Massacre. The Feb. 18 tour will begin at 10 am from the River Road African American Museum, Charles Street, Donaldsonville, and. Get this from a library! The Thibodaux Massacre.. [John DeSantis] -- On Novem , white vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours. The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane.


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It is a must by: 1. The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the Sugar Cane Labor Strike (True Crime) - Kindle edition by DeSantis, John, Tolbert, Burnell. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Fear, rumor and white supremacist ideals clashed with an unpr /5.

The following is excerpted and adapted from The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the Sugar Cane Labor Strike by John DeSantis, Foreword by Burnell Tolbert. About the Book: “On Novemwhite vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours.

The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane. The Thibodaux massacre, One of the most interesting, and probably least known events in Louisiana history is the Thibodaux Massacre ofthe second most bloody labor dispute in U.S. history. Although most of the blood letting occurred in the environs of Thibodaux, the strike encompassed a larger area.

BOOK REVIEWS indigo, cotton, and rice planting areas, would have provided a comparative analysis. Finally, one wonders whether there was any reaction from Washington, D. C., in the wake of the violence in Thibodaux. Nonetheless, The Thibodaux Massacre is an excellent piece of local history and instructive in its methods of.

Although the Thibodaux Massacre was one of the deadliest episodes in United States labor history, the Southern white press heralded the action of the militia and vigilantes. Sugar planter Andrew Price, who participated in the attacks, won a seat in Congress in Statues were erected and public areas named after many involved in the unlawful.

(His book, The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the Sugar Cane Labor Strike, is an excellent and compelling account of the massacre.) With no land to Author: Calvin Schermerhorn. The Thibodaux Massacre was a horrendous, lengthy shooting spree.

The terrorism was so effective that no attempts to organize Louisiana’s sugar fields emerged for more than a half century to come. Acting with haste, I reorganized the book, beginning with an account drawn from the Conrad files of the scene outside his house. The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the Sugar Cane Labor Strike.

By John DeSantis, Foreword by Burnell Tolbert He is also a former city editor at the Thibodaux Daily Comet. His other books include For the Color of His Skin: The Murder of Yusuf Hawkins and the Trial of Bensonhurst and the New Untouchables: How America Sanctions ISBN: The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the Sugar Cane Labor Strike - Ebook written by John DeSantis.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the Sugar Cane Labor Strike. On Novemwhite vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours.

The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane plantations. Fear, rumor and white supremacist ideals clashed with an unprecedented labor action to. A little-known massacre is brought to light.

Inthe tumultuous elements of the recent past—slavery, sharecropping, a new movement in unionizing workers, etc.—came together in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in a devastating manner, as the tension between plantation owners and poorly paid workers led to a strike on sugar plantations.

Thibodaux massacre recounted in book. On Nov. 23,white vigilantes angered by striking sugar cane workers gunned down black men and women in their homes and on the streets of Thibodaux Author: Chere Coen.

"The Thibodaux Massacre" is available now for pre-order and will officially be released Nov. Readers can get autographed copies at or order from Never miss a story. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY DEC 5, In this concise and vivid study, journalist DeSantis uncovers the long-hidden history of an bloodbath in which men from some of Louisiana's most esteemed white families murdered between 30 and 60 African-American men in the small town of Thibodaux.

The Thibodaux Massacre. likes. The story nobody wanted told gets the full treatment. Coming Nov. 14, T he Thibodaux Massacre, which took place on or about Novemresulted from a three-week strike in the sugar-producing region of Lafourche, Terrebonne, St.

Mary, and Iberia parishes. This confrontation is known as the second bloodiest labor dispute in U.S. history, although the actual number of fatalities remains uncertain.

Meet journalist John DeSantis presenting and signing his new book, THE THIBODAUX MASSACRE: Racial Violence and the Sugar Cane Labor Strike. On Novemwhite vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours.

The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane plantations. Today, the Thibodaux Massacre is remembered as one of the worst labor-related massacres in the history of the United States. If you liked this article, you might also enjoy our new popular podcast, The BrainFood Show (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, Feed), as well as: Why a Typical Work Day is Eight Hours Long.It was the first-ever official acknowledgement of the Thibodaux Massacre by any government entity.

The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the Sugar Cane Labor Strike. PSA COPY: The African American Civil War Museum is sponsoring a talk and book signing by John DeSantis Friday at 2 pm.

The Thibodaux Massacre by John DeSantis,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(27).