During the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush of the 1920s, Althea Whiteside and her enigmatic black maid, Graceful, are caught in the relentless currents of family and violence. Their stories unfold against a backdrop of fear, hate, and lynchings that climax in the Tulsa race riot of 1921, during which the city's prosperous black section is burned to the ground.

Fire in Beulah 2001, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780142000243

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Fire in Beulah 2001, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670888436