"'Wilmington's Lie" by David Zucchino

Air Date: 06/24/2021

Wilminton's Lie book cover

By the 1890s, Wilmington, N.C. was that state's largest city and a shining example of a mixed-race community. But white supremacist Democrats plotted to take back the state legislature “by the ballot or bullet or both.” This week on All About Books a review of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino.

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