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Remembering

  • James H. Madison

Abstract

The lynchings of August 7, 1930, created memories and silences. Some folks wanted to tell the stories again and again. Many others in Grant County wanted to forget, to hope that the tragedy would be swept under the carpet like dead spiders.

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Notes

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© James H. Madison 2001

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  • James H. Madison

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