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A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and The Death of Small Town Georgia
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By author: William Rawlings
Product Code: H866
ISBN: 9780881464313
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 272
Product Format: Hardback
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A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff recounts the rise and fall of Georgia's rural population as told through the story of Charles Graves Rawlings. His life followed that of cotton-based agriculture after the Civil War and along with it the rise and fall of Georgia's small towns. From modest beginnings as a liveryman, he acquired nearly 40,000 acres of land, as well as a bank, a railroad, and diverse other businesses. By 1920, he was one of the state's wealthier men, with a loving wife and family, and powerful political connections. Five years later he was facing a sentence of life in prison for his role in the alleged murder of his first cousin, Gus Tarbutton.
A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff: The Great Recession and The Death of Small Town Georgia
By author: William Rawlings
Product Code: H866e
ISBN: 9780881464429
Product Format: Electronic book text
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A Killing on Ring Jaw Bluff recounts the rise and fall of Georgia's rural population as told through the story of Charles Graves Rawlings. His life followed that of cotton-based agriculture after the Civil War and along with it the rise and fall of Georgia's small towns. From modest beginnings as a liveryman, he acquired nearly 40,000 acres of land, as well as a bank, a railroad, and diverse other businesses. By 1920, he was one of the state's wealthier men, with a loving wife and family, and powerful political connections. Five years later he was facing a sentence of life in prison for his role in the alleged murder of his first cousin, Gus Tarbutton.
Murder Along the Cape Fear : A North Carolina Town in the Twentieth Century
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By author: David T. Morgan
Product Code: H692
ISBN: 9780865549661
Pages: 233
Product Format: Hardback
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Murder Along the Cape Fear is the story of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, during the twentieth century. Engagingly told, this book is a wonderful blend of history, lore, and murder.
The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City Alabama
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By author: Margaret Anne Barnes
Product Code: P459
ISBN: 9780881464184
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 368
Product Format: Paperback
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This best-seller is available for the first time in paperback. In the first chronological and gripping narrative of the events that crippled Phenix City, Alabama, Margaret Anne Barnes tells the true story of how economic hard times in the Depression led a mayor to barter immunity from prosecution to gamblers and gangsters in exchange for money to save the town from going into receivership. By mid-century, the criminal element managed to buy or infiltrate every office of government in the city. When their control was absolute, no crime was beyond their commission, no citizen safe, and no constitutional right could be relied upon.
Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City Alabama, The
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By author: Margaret Anne Barnes
Product Code: H462
ISBN: 9780865546134
Pages: 319
Product Format: Hardback
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This gripping narrative of the events that crippled Phenix City, Alabama, is the story of how hard times in the Depression led a mayor to barter immunity from prosecution to gamblers and gangsters in exchange for money to save the town from going into receivership. By mid-century the criminal element managed to buy or infiltrate every office of government in the city.

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