- ISBN: 9781250010841 (sc) :
- Physical Description: 415 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: Michigan Humanities Council ed. ; 1st Picador ed.
- Publisher: New York : Picador, 2011.
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First published in the United States by Henry Holt and Company, 2004.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -395) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| America: 1925 -- Where death waits -- Ain't no slavery no more -- Migration -- Uplift me, pride -- White houses -- The letter of your law -- Freedmen, sons of God, Americans -- The prodigal son -- Prejudice -- Judgment day -- Requiescam.
|Summary, etc.:|| Follows the 1925 murder trial of African-American doctor Ossian Sweet, who was accused of murdering a white person during a mob attack on his home, and includes a history of the Sweet family and a portrait of his attorney, Clarence Darrow.
|Awards Note:|| National Book Award winner.