In 1913 Spartanburg, South Carolina, a black man hovers in the county jail, arrested for a horrendous crime against a white woman and aware of a howling mob outside the jailhouse determined to lynch him. Basically true, this novel tells the story of a brave sheriff, denied help by the city mayor and the state governor, fighting to protect his prisoner from the mob with the help of a few deputies. Even if he succeeds, what chance is there for justice for a black man in a white man’s court at a time when Jim Crow laws and culture
ruled in the South?
A mix of racial stereotypes, hatred, long-held opinions, a desire for integrity, duty-bound lawyers, and a fair-minded judge lead to what might be a surprising conclusion.
Spartanburg is available for purchase in print and ebook formats.
By Richard Fleming
Publisher: LifeRich Publishing
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 978-1489721655 (pb)
ISBN: 978-1489721648 (ebook)
Genre: Historical Fiction
About the Author:
Richard Fleming has degrees from Northwest Missouri State and Slorida State University, including a doctorate in mathematics. After forty-two years as a professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri, the University of Memphis, and Central Michigan University, He retired and began to indulge a lifelong love of history. He previously published an historical novel called Wetzel. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, with his wife, Diane.
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