null Skip to main content
Zoom the image with the mouse

The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

SKU: 9781250800725
Supplier: Macmillan
Author: Tim Madigan
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 05/11/2021
Language: English
Reading Level: Adult
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Product Name: The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
ISBN: 1250800722
SKU: 9781250800725
Share:
Buy More. Save More.
We are happy to assist you with this order size.
    Buy Now
    Format Details
    Paperback
    Hurry! Only left
    (25 Minimum)
    Your Price:
    $20.00 Save
    Subtotal for copies =
    Details
    Request a quote if your organization requires a formal PDF quote for purchasing. Pricing shown on this page will be the same pricing reflected in the PDF quote.

    Free shipping on orders over $95

    Price Match Guarantee.
    DetailsTo request a price match, simply click the “Request a Quote” link above and provide a URL to the lower priced title in the NOTES section. Or email your price match request to sales@bookpal.com.
    Buy More. Save More.
    We are happy to assist you with this order size.
      The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
      As low as $20.00

      The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

      We can help you leverage the power of books

      Customer Service

      Connect with a dedicated account manager who is there every step of the way.

      Price Match Guarantee

      If you see better pricing elsewhere on your desired quantity, we will price match so you can be sure to get the best pricing.

      Free Shipping

      Enjoy free ground shipping on your order of $95 or more!

      Brand New Guarantee

      We only sell books that are brand new and protect that with a guarantee.

      Customization

      From author signatures to marketing inserts, custom packaging to brand stickers, we can help take your book marketing to the next level.

      Learn more about ordering
      Details
      An unflinching account of America’s most horrific racial massacre, The Burning is essential reading as America finally comes to terms with its racial past.

      When first published in 2001, society apparently wasn’t ready for such an unstinting narrative. After it was published, The Burning, like its subject matter, remained unknown to most in America. That has changed dramatically.

      “I began to suspect that a crucial piece remained missing from America’s long attempts at racial reconciliation,” Madigan wrote in 2001 in the author’s note to The Burning. “Too many in this country remained as ignorant as I was. Too many were just as oblivious to some of the darkest moments in our history, a legacy of which Tulsa is both a tragic example and a shameful metaphor. How can we heal when we don’t know what we’re healing from?”

      Now, 100 years after the massacre, Madigan brings new resonance to these questions in the reissue of this definitive work of American history. Featuring a brand new afterword, The Burning skillfully places the Tulsa Massacre in a broader historical context. Rather than an exception, the massacre was completely consistent with that time in the United States, an era of Jim Crow, widespread lynching, and racism endorsed and promulgated at the highest levels of society. Such were the foundations of the systemic racism at the root of our problems today.

      On the morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob numbering in the thousands marched across the railroad tracks dividing Black from white in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and obliterated a Black community then celebrated as one of America's most prosperous. 34 square blocks of Tulsa's Greenwood community, known then as the Negro Wall Street of America, were reduced to smoldering rubble.

      And now, 100 years later, the death toll of what is known as the Tulsa Race Massacre is more difficult to pinpoint. Conservative estimates put the number of dead at about 100 (75% of the victims are believed to have been Black), but the actual number of casualties could be triple that. The Tulsa Race Riot Commission, formed to determine exactly what happened, has recommended that restitution to the historic Greenwood Community would be good public policy and do much to repair the emotional as well as physical scars of this most terrible incident in our shared past.

      With chilling details, humanity, and the narrative thrust of compelling fiction, The Burning recreates the town of Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explores the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its Black residents and neighboring Tulsa's white population, narrates events leading up to and including Greenwood's annihilation, and documents the subsequent silence that surrounded the tragedy.

      Product details

      Author: Tim Madigan
      Format: Paperback
      Pages: 368
      Publication Date: 05/11/2021
      Language: English
      Reading Level: Adult
      Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
      Product Name: The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
      ISBN: 9781250800725
      Author: Tim Madigan
      Format: Paperback
      Pages: 368
      Publication Date: 05/11/2021
      Language: English
      Reading Level: Adult
      Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
      Product Name: The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
      ISBN: 1250800722

      GMA connects authors, speakers, and talent with the right people at the right time.

      Learn More

      About the Author: Tim Madigan

      Customer Reviews