Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America

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It was among the most notorious criminal cases of its day. On August 11, 1921, in Birmingham, Alabama, a Methodist minister named Edwin Stephenson shot and killed a Catholic priest, James Coyle, in broad daylight and in front of numerous witnesses. The killer's motive? The priest had married Stephenson's eighteen-year-old daughter Ruth to Pedro Gussman, a Puerto Rican migrant and practicing Catholic. Sharon Davies's Rising Road resurrects the murder of Father Coyle and the trial of his killer. As Davies reveals with ...

Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America 2011, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199794454

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Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195379792

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