Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town (Hardback)
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Blood and Bone: Truth and Reconciliation in a Southern Town (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 29/02/2012
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Offers a multifaceted examination of the South Carolina State College (Feb 8th 1968) massacre and its aftermath, uncovering a richer history than the one author learned as a white youth growing up in Orangeburg. It focuses on why events unfolded and escalated as they did and on the ramifications that still haunt the community.

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781611170481
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 489 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Jack Shuler's Blood and Bone is one of the best books ever written on a southern small town. The Orangeburg Massacre had a profound effect on me as it did for so many others living in South Carolina at the time and since. The massacre has blighted the image of Orangeburg like a blister that won't heal. Shuler has written a nuanced story of Orangeburg since that bloody night. He tells all sides of the story with fairness and compassion. The people we meet in these pages are wonderful and the final chapter is spectacular. Shuler gives us a moving love song to his home town."

--Pat Conroy
"Shuler makes clear that the reconciliation process is long and begins with listening to and paying attention to each other's stories. . . . Filled with the voices of men and women willingly or reluctantly responding to a journalist's probing, Shuler's report paints a dark picture with glimmers of light."

--Kirkus Reviews
"Shuler does an excellent job of comparing present-day Orangeburg to the town of the 1960s."
Michael J. Goleman, The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 79, #2, May 2013"
Shuler makes clear that the reconciliation process is long and begins with listening to and paying attention to each other's stories. . . . Filled with the voices of men and women willingly or reluctantly responding to a journalist's probing, Shuler's report paints a dark picture with glimmers of light.
Kirkus Reviews"
"Jack Shuler's poetic account of the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968 achieves William Blake's command to see a world in a grain of sand in this case, the grand American agonies of race and violence in an intimate story of a small Southern place."
Marcus Rediker, author of The Slave Ship: A Human History"
Jack Shuler s Blood and Bone is one of the best books ever written on a southern small town. The Orangeburg Massacre had a profound effect on me as it did for so many others living in South Carolina at the time and since. The massacre has blighted the image of Orangeburg like a blister that won t heal. Shuler has written a nuanced story of Orangeburg since that bloody night. He tells all sides of the story with fairness and compassion. The people we meet in these pages are wonderful and the final chapter is spectacular. Shuler gives us a moving love song to his home town.
Pat Conroy"

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