Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly

A Story of the Wilmington Massacre.

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Author: Jack Thorne
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,219 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.8
LoC Categories: D, PS
Downloads: 1,195
Added to site: 2009.02.25
mnybks.net#: 23531
Origin: gutenberg.org
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their characters in the most shameful manner in justification of their murder. But an attack upon the character and integrity of the Negroes of Wilmington, in order to justify the massacre of Nov. 10th, shall not go unchallenged. If what I write should raise a howl of protest and call another ex-Governor Northern to Boston to brand it as a lie, it is nevertheless a truthful statement of the causes that led up to the doings of the 10th of November, and although I shall fictitiously name some of the star actors in this tragedy and the shifters of the scenes, I can call them all by their names and point them out. It will be proven that the massacre of Nov. 10th, 1898, had been carefully planned by the leading wealthy citizens of Wilmington, and that over thirty thousand dollars was subscribed to buy arms and ammunition to equip every man and boy of the white race, rich and poor; that secret dispatches were sent to sympathizers in adjoining States and communities to come in and assist in making the 10th of Novemb

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