The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas

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In late July 1910, a shocking number of African Americans in Texas were slaughtered by white mobs in the Slocum area of Anderson County and the Percilla-Augusta region of neighboring Houston County. The number of dead surpassed the casualties of the Rosewood Massacre in Florida and rivaled those of the Tulsa Riots in Oklahoma, but the incident--one of the largest mass murders of blacks in American history--is now largely forgotten. Investigate the facts behind this harrowing act of genocide in E.R. Bills's compelling inquiry into the Slocum Massacre.

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  • David Mendiola

    It's creepy how little known a lot of the struggles blacks faced in the twentieth century are. I'm not a history major, or even close, but I paid attention amidst the spitballs and irrelevant movie da...

  • Ingrid Grant

    Very enlightening. I met one of the descendants of the massacre and she got the author to donate a copy of the book to my library, The African American Library at the Gregory School. The author is com...

  • Liverpooljack

    If you're an American it's always important to read your history, actually it's essential.... how can you begin to unsderstand the present without the lens of the past?"According to an NAACP study ent...

  • Chelly

    Bills calls this correctly a genocide. Sadly it was not the only one in the US. A county in eastern Texas decides to get rid of its "black problem" by murdering and terrorizing the African Americans o...

  • Jodi

    An important read for all Texans. This horrific event needs to be recognized and the victims need to a have a proper burial. Acknowledging it happened is not enough....

  • Daniel Mendiola

    This book deals with an extremely important yet little known event in Texas history. The topic is not a pleasant one, but it sheds much light on the way past generations of Americans experienced the w...

  • Michael

    Terrible subject but not a bad book. It's hard for me to understand how so much hate can be directed at people that never did anything to deserve it. When it comes to human beings, one bad apple does ...

  • Lisa

    Texas is a state with a frightening history. So many lynchings and massacres--crimes against humanity--acts of brutal terrorism like the Slocum Massacre--go unreported in our history books, It's no wo...

  • Brenda Allen

    Everyone needs to be aware of this once lost piece of history. It's hard to acknowledge, but we must. E.R. Bills and some of the descendants of this massacre have worked very hard over the last few ye...

  • James Ingraham

    A thorough account of a disturbing event. The research is impressive. The language is easy to follow and doesn't shy away from reality. We tend to say things like "never forget," but this one has slip...