Magic City /

When Joe, a young man trying to be the next Houdini, is accused of rape, he must perform his greatest escape by eluding a bloodthirsty lynch mob. And Mary, the motherless daughter of a farmer who tries to marry her off to the farmhand who viciously raped her, must find the courage to help exonerate...

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Main Author: Rhodes, Jewell Parker.
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1998.
Physical Description: 270 p. ; 25 cm.
Edition: 1st ed.
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Summary: When Joe, a young man trying to be the next Houdini, is accused of rape, he must perform his greatest escape by eluding a bloodthirsty lynch mob. And Mary, the motherless daughter of a farmer who tries to marry her off to the farmhand who viciously raped her, must find the courage to help exonerate the man she had accused with her panicked cry. Based on true events, Magic City is a portrait of an era, climaxing in the heroic but doomed stand that pitted the National Guard against a small band of black men determined to defend the town they had built into the "Negro Wall Street."
Published: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1998.
Language: English
ISBN: 0060929073
9780060929077