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Carnival of Fury: Robert Charles and the New Orleans Race Riot of 1900

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One July week in 1900, an obscure black laborer named Robert Charles drew national headlines when he shot twenty-seven whites in a series of encounters with the New Orleans police. Charles believed it foolish to rely on southern whites to uphold the law, let alone to acknowledge even minimal human rights for blacks, and therefore systematically armed himself, manufacturing round after round of his own ammunition before undertaking his intentionally symbolic act of violent resistance. After the shootings, Charles became an ...

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Carnival of Fury: Robert Charles and the New Orleans Race Riot of 1900
2008, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807133347

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Carnival of Fury: Robert Charles and the New Orleans Race Riot of 1900
1976, LSU Press

ISBN-13: 9780807101780

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