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All God's Children The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence (Paperback)

Author:  Fox Butterfield
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0307280330
ISBN-13: 9780307280336
Sku: 204795755
Publish Date: 1/8/2008
Pages:  389
Age Range:  NA
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A profile of Willie Bosket chronicles his first criminal activities at the age of five, his murderous acts that led to the passage of a law allowing teenagers to be tried as a adults, and the legacy of the violent Bosket family. Reprint. 10,000 first printing. *Author: Butterfield, Fox *Series Title: Vintage *Subtitle: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence *Publication Date: 2008/01/08 *Number of Pages: 389 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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A timely reissue of Fox Butterfield’s masterpiece, All God’s Children, a searing examination of the caustic cumulative effect of racism and violence over 5 generations of black Americans.

Willie Bosket is a brilliant, violent man who began his criminal career at age five; his slaying of two subway riders at fifteen led to the passage of the first law in the nation allowing teenagers to be tried as adults. Butterfield traces the Bosket family back to their days as South Carolina slaves and documents how Willie is the culmination of generations of neglect, cruelty, discrimination and brutality directed at black Americans. From the terrifying scourge of the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction to the brutal streets of 1970s New York, this is an unforgettable examination of the painful roots of violence and racism in America.
The story of an African American family, the Boskets. Covers their slave origins, their lives in the incredibly violent post-Reconstruction Edgefield County, S.C., and the family's migration to Harlem, culminating in the present-day crimes and punishments of Willie Bosket, who shot two men on the New York City subway in 1978 at the age of 15.
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Fox Butterfield
Fox Butterfield's "China: Alive in the Bitter Sea" won the American Book Award (now the National Book Award). He was a member of "The New York Times" reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its publication of the Pentagon Papers, and he has served as a correspondent for that newspaper in Boston, Washington, D.C., New York, South Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, and China--where he opened the Beijing bureau in 1979. He was later a national correspondent for the "Times", where he wrote on the subjects of crime and violence.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0389
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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