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Graphic, unflinching, important... An astonishing account... that still humanizes its subjects and brims with detail.”

     —The New York Times

Powerful and disturbing... Phillips is a gifted storyteller and Blood at the Root is an impressive and timely case study of racial violence and historical amnesia.”

     —The Boston Globe

Blood at the Root meticulously and elegantly reveals the power of white supremacy to destroy, not only lives and accomplishments, but historical memory.”

     —The New York Times Book Review

A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism.

     Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Phillips brings a journalist’s crisp perspective to this harrowing account.”

     Booklist, starred review

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