Contributor biographical information for The day freedom died : the Colfax massacre, the Supreme Court, and the betrayal of Reconstruction / Charles Lane.


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Charles Lane discovered the Colfax Massacre case while covering the Supreme Court for The Washington Post. His journalism career has taken him from Washington to Tokyo, Berlin to Bosnia, Havana to Johannesburg. A former editor of The New Republic, Lane has written for Foreign Affairs, The New York Review of Books, and The Atlantic. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard and studied law at Yale. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Colfax (La.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- Louisiana -- Colfax -- History -- 19th century.
Massacres -- Louisiana -- Colfax -- History -- 19th century.
Violence -- Louisiana -- Colfax -- History -- 19th century.
Racism -- Louisiana -- Colfax -- History -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Louisiana.
Beckwith, James, -- 1832-1912.
Lawyers -- Louisiana -- Biography.
Trials (Murder) -- United States -- Case studies.
United States. -- Supreme Court -- History -- 19th century.