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099    eBOOK 
100 1  Serrano, Richard A.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Summoned at midnight :|ba story of race and the last 
       military executions at Fort Leavenworth /|cRichard A. 
       Serrano. 
264  1 Boston :|bBeacon Press,|c[2019] 
300    1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Army justice -- Austria -- The castle -- Seven base -- 
       White death row -- Eisenhower -- Black death row -- A 
       great trouble -- Kennedy -- Midnight. 
520    "In the late 1950s, as the Civil Rights Movement in the 
       U.S. was at last gaining ground, 16 soldiers sat confined 
       in basement cells on death row in the army's Fort 
       Leavenworth maximum security prison in Kansas. Exactly 
       eight were white and eight were black. All of the white 
       soldiers were commuted. Not only were their lives spared, 
       but they all were eventually released and returned to 
       their families. They benefited from powerful Washington 
       powerbrokers, including the Eisenhower administration and 
       Congress, high-priced, specialized lawyers and a 
       groundswell of public support. Only black soldiers were 
       hung. They were summoned at midnight to a wooden gallows 
       and dropped to their deaths. They enjoyed no Washington 
       support, could not afford expensive lawyers and had little
       public backing. Their casefiles are meager - often 
       containing a desperate, misspelled letter from a mother 
       pleading for her son's life. Then in early 1961 a final 
       case reached the Oval Office in Washington. President John
       Kennedy, a Democrat, a liberal, and a Catholic, a leader 
       strong on Civil Rights, was still in his First Hundred 
       Days when confronted with whether to spare army Private 
       John A. Bennett. Unlike all the other condemned men, white
       and black, Bennett was not a murderer. He had killed no 
       one. Instead he was sentenced to die for raping a white 
       girl. But like the other men soldiers who were hung, 
       Bennett was black. Were he to die, he would become the 
       last soldier executed by the army, the last in nearly 60 
       years"--|cProvided by publisher. 
588 0  Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on 
       February 20, 2019). 
648  7 1900-1999|2fast 
650  0 Discrimination in capital punishment|zUnited States. 
650  0 African American soldiers. 
650  0 Discrimination in the military|zUnited States. 
650  0 Discrimination in criminal justice administration|zUnited 
       States. 
650  0 Executions and executioners|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th 
       century. 
650  7 HISTORY|xMilitary|xOther.|2bisacsh 
650  7 TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING|xMilitary Science.|2bisacsh 
650  7 African American soldiers.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00799366 
650  7 Armed Forces|xAfrican Americans.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01351729
650  7 Discrimination in capital punishment.|2fast
       |0(OCoLC)fst00895027 
650  7 Discrimination in criminal justice administration.|2fast
       |0(OCoLC)fst00895034 
650  7 Discrimination in the military.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01764765 
650  7 Executions and executioners.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00917772 
651  0 United States|xArmed Forces|xAfrican Americans|xHistory. 
651  7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
710 2  OverDrive, Inc.,|edistributor. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aSerrano, Richard A.|tSummoned at 
       midnight.|dBoston : Beacon Press, [2018]|z9780807060964
       |w(DLC)  2018025939 
856 40 |uhttp://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=89&titleId=4229356
       |zAn electronic book accessible online 
947    OCLC 
948    MARS 
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