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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

“This is a gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism, and Phillips tells it with rare clarity and power.”


     Publishers Weekly, starred review

“In an effort to understand the world in which he grew up, the author has uncovered a shocking story as heartbreaking as it is infuriating... Phillips successfully contextualizes

Forsyth in American racism’s long history…. An impressive reckoning with a shameful piece of the past.”


     Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This harrowing chronicle of racial cleansing feels eerily contemporary and all-too relevant… Phillips brings a journalist’s crisp perspective to this precise and disquieting account.”

     Booklist, starred review

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