Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

The family tree: a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2016.
Language:
English
Description
Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a black woman and three black men, all of them innocent. For Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of that sheriff, this isn't just history; this is family history. Branan spent nearly twenty years combing through diaries and letters, hunting for clues in libraries and archives throughout the United States to piece together the events and motives that led a group of people to murder four of their fellow citizens in such a brutal public display. Her research revealed surprising new insights into the day-to-day reality of race relations in the Jim Crow-era South, but what she ultimately discovered was far more personal. A gripping story of privilege and power, anger, and atonement, The Family Tree transports listeners to a small Southern town steeped in racial tension and bound by powerful family ties. Branan takes us back in time to the Civil War, demonstrating how plantation politics and the Lost Cause movement set the stage for the fiery racial dynamics of the twentieth century.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781476717180
9781515921929
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID42acb7a7-a52b-ca9d-248d-86ba99512985
Grouping Titlefamily tree a lynching in georgia a legacy of secrets and my search for the truth
Grouping Authorkaren branan
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-01-22 02:27:14AM
Last Indexed2021-01-22 02:55:24AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781515901921

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Ward, Pam,
authorBranan, Karen.
author2-roleWard, Pam,narrator.
hoopla digital.
author_displayBranan, Karen
available_at_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Courtland
Del Paso Heights
Franklin
Martin Luther King Jr.
North Natomas
North Sacramento-Hagginwood
Sylvan Oaks
detailed_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Courtland
Del Paso Heights
Franklin
Martin Luther King, Jr. African American Collection
North Natomas
North Sacramento-Hagginwood
Sylvan Oaks
display_descriptionHarris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a black woman and three black men, all of them innocent. For Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of that sheriff, this isn't just history; this is family history. Branan spent nearly twenty years combing through diaries and letters, hunting for clues in libraries and archives throughout the United States to piece together the events and motives that led a group of people to murder four of their fellow citizens in such a brutal public display. Her research revealed surprising new insights into the day-to-day reality of race relations in the Jim Crow-era South, but what she ultimately discovered was far more personal. A gripping story of privilege and power, anger, and atonement, The Family Tree transports listeners to a small Southern town steeped in racial tension and bound by powerful family ties. Branan takes us back in time to the Civil War, demonstrating how plantation politics and the Lost Cause movement set the stage for the fiery racial dynamics of the twentieth century.
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id42acb7a7-a52b-ca9d-248d-86ba99512985
isbn9781476717180
9781515921929
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT11540195Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11540195?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
overdrive:c3f7b8e2-33e0-4e9b-88fe-00ab058734c4-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
ils:.b23967523.i73199850Del Paso Heights364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfdelag
ils:.b23967523.i74226666Martin Luther King, Jr. African American Collection364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfkinaa
ils:.b23967523.i73199825Arden-Dimick364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfardag
ils:.b23967523.i73199813Central364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
ils:.b23967523.i73199849Courtland364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfcouag
ils:.b23967523.i73199874North Natomas364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfnntag
ils:.b23967523.i73199837North Natomas364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfnntag
ils:.b23967523.i73199886Sylvan Oaks364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfsylag
ils:.b23967523.i73199898Franklin364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelffraag
ils:.b23967523.i73199862North Sacramento-Hagginwood364.134 B816 20161falsefalseOn Shelfnsaag
itype_catalogAdult Book Non-Fiction
last_indexed2021-01-22T10:55:24.907Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog364.134 B816 2016
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogArden-Dimick
Central
Courtland
Del Paso Heights
Franklin
Martin Luther King Jr.
North Natomas
North Sacramento-Hagginwood
Sylvan Oaks
primary_isbn9781476717180
publishDate2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
hoopla:MWT11540195eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishTantor Audio, 2016.1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 01 min.)) : digital.
overdrive:c3f7b8e2-33e0-4e9b-88fe-00ab058734c4eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishTantor Media, Inc.2016
ils:.b23967523BookBooksFirst Atria Books hardcover edition.EnglishAtria Books, 2016.xii, 292 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT11540195Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:c3f7b8e2-33e0-4e9b-88fe-00ab058734c4-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b23967523.i73199850On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i74226666On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i73199825On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i73199813On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i73199849On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i73199874On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i73199837On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i73199886On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i73199898On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b23967523.i73199862On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Crimes against -- Georgia -- Hamilton -- History -- 20th century
Branan, Karen -- Family
Family secrets -- Georgia -- Hamilton
Hamilton (Ga.) -- Biography
Hamilton (Ga.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Lynching -- Georgia -- Hamilton -- History -- 20th century
Miscegenation -- Georgia -- Hamilton -- History -- 20th century
Plantation life -- Political aspects -- Georgia -- Hamilton -- History -- 20th century
Racism -- Georgia -- Hamilton -- History -- 20th century
Sheriffs -- Georgia -- Hamilton -- Biography
title_displayThe family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth
title_fullThe Family Tree A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth
The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth / Karen Branan
The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth [electronic resource] / Karen Branan
title_shortThe family tree
title_suba lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Biography & Autobiography
Branan, Karen
Crimes against
Family
Family secrets
History
Lynching
Miscegenation
Nonfiction
Plantation life
Political aspects
Race relations
Racism
Sheriffs
Sociology