Goat Castle. Karen L Cox

3 stars for Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South.

This was an interesting read on a subject I knew nothing about: true life crime in 1930s America. Fascinating and horrifying for its study of the differential treatment offered to whites vs black people in Jim Crow America, this book was at times difficult to read, emotionally speaking. As a Scot, it was a wake-up call to hear of former slave plantations and planters’ homes having names like Scotland, Melrose, Glenwood and Glenburnie.

I received this ebook free from NetGalley and the publisher, The University of North Carolina Press. UK publication date: 9 October 2017.

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