Scapegoat [Signed] Prejudice / Politics / Prison

By: Payton, Boyd E.

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Black cloth with gold lettering. Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing, a little speckling on leading edge. Jacket in new Brodart, Sunning to spine, along top edge, and down leading edge. Minor edge wear and chipping, primarily at top and base of spine and along leading edge. A nice copy. ; Inscribed by author on front free end paper. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 334 pages;

" Henderson, North Carolina was in 1959 the scene of one of the country's ugliest and most protracted labor strikes, brought about by the attempt of the Harriett-Henderson Cotton Mills to break the back of the Textile Workers Union in that area. Many injustices were done to union members and officials, but the most outrageous was the trumped-up charge of conspiracy to dynamite a textile mill that put Boyd Payton, an International Vice President of the union, behind bars.
"Scapegoat tells the complete story of the strike, of Boyd Payton's imprisonment, and of his ultimate full pardon. Before the pardon came, Payton spent an agonizing nine months in jail, witnessing numerous acts of sadism and cruelty that most people would attribute to the Dark Ages.
" Most men in Payton's position would have been filled with anger and despair, justifiably so. But he turned not inward, but toward his fellow prisoners. He taught them, advised them, became respected among them. And he observed.
"Scapegoat is not a bitter book; it is not a biased book. It is an honest, penetrating look at modern American justice that should be read by everyone with the slightest interest in the union movement and/or the promotion of law and order in this country. " ; Signed by Author

Title: Scapegoat [Signed] Prejudice / Politics / Prison

Author Name: Payton, Boyd E.

Categories: U. S. History, Biography/Autobiography, North Carolina,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, Whitmore Publishing Company: 1970

ISBN Number: 0874260221

ISBN Number 13: 9780874260229

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8881

Keywords: Autobiography U. S. History North Carolina History Labor Movement Labor Disputes Strikes Textile Mill Henderson Raleigh N C,