Hardback People wasn't made to burn : the true story of race, housing and murder in Chicago / Joe Allen.
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket ; London : Turnaround [distributor],
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781608461264 (hbk.) : 1608461262 (hbk.) :
In 1947, James Hickman shot dead the landlord he believed responsible for a fire which took the lives of 4 of his children in Chicago. Prosecutors sought a death sentence for Hickman, but a defence campaign exposed how poverty & racism led to his crime & helped Hickman win his freedom. Joe Allen tells the story of that campaign.
448 p. ; 21 cm.