HANGING CAPTAIN GORDON The Life and Trial of an American Slave Trader

HANGING CAPTAIN GORDON
HANGING CAPTAIN GORDON
Item# ISBN 978-0743267281
$15.00

Revealing a little-known chapter of American history that continues to have an impact on our lives today, this is the first book to chronicle the trial and execution of the only man in American history to face conviction for the largely unprosecuted and unpunished crime of slave trading. On a frosty day in late February 1862, hundreds gathered to watch the execution of Nathaniel Gordon. "Hanging Captain Gordon" explores the many compelling issues and circumstances that came together for this one man to pay the price for a crime committed by many; it also portrays the government that turned a blind eye to the horrific enterprise of human trafficking that had been a black mark on our country from its very inception. Author Ron Soodalter's vivid account not only sheds light on one of the more shameful aspects of our history but provides a link to similar crimes against humanity that are being practiced today. 336 Pgs Paperback