The Lynching of Louie Sam

The Lynching of Louie Sam

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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Between 1882 and 1968 there were 4,742 lynchings in the United States. In Canada during the same period there was one--the hanging of American Indian Louie Sam.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781554514953
1554514959
9781554514946
1554514940
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource : port
Additional Contributors: Robertson, Pam

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gemini07
Mar 06, 2013

Juvenile Fiction~Historical fiction, but key people and events are based on a true story of the lynching of Sto:lo First Nation youth Louie Sam in 1884. American settlers from the Washington Territory go north into British Columbia accuse Louie Sam of murder and seize him. This novel is written from the perspective of 15-year-old George Gillies and "George's redemptive arc and his dawning of awareness of the injustice committed against Louie Sam"

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Liber_vermis
Jan 08, 2013

This book would be a good basis of discussion around the 'lynching' of contemporary youths using social media. Also, how is a "flash mob" different from the vigilante posse that executed Louie Sam? Do we have ways to ostracize people who don't conform to the behaviour of the group? Do some of our precautions in this new age of international terrorism verge on vigilante justice?

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