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Rising road : a true tale of love, race, and religion in America

It was among the most notorious criminal cases of its day. On August 11, 1921, in Birmingham, Alabama, a Methodist minister named Edwin Stephenson shot and killed a Catholic priest, James Coyle, in broad daylight and in front of numerous witnesses. The killer's motive? The priest had married Stephenson's eighteen-year-old daughter Ruth--who had secretly converted to Catholicism three months earlier--to Pedro Gussman, a Puerto Rican migrant and practicing Catholic. Having all but disappeared from historical memory, the murder of Father Coyle and the trial of Rev. Stephenson that followed are vi
eBook, English, 2010
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010
History
1 online resource (327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
9780199701902, 0199701903
551728235
Resistance
A parish to run
Until death do us part
A city reacts
A killer speaks
The building of a defense
The engines of justice turn
Black robes, white robes
Trials and tribulations
Shadow boxing
A jury's verdict