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The South had lost the Civil War and was losing its soul. Uniformed Rebels who had fought honorably in the light of day now wore tattered sheets in the dark and burned crosses. In armed packs they dragged the helpless Negro or Indian from his bed and stopped his hurried prayers with noose or buckshot. In North Carolina’s Robeson county, the Ku Klux did not see the vengeancThe South had lost the Civil War and was losing its soul. Uniformed Rebels who had fought honorably in the light of day now wore tattered sheets in the dark and burned crosses. In armed packs they dragged the helpless Negro or Indian from his bed and stopped his hurried prayers with noose or buckshot. In North Carolina’s Robeson county, the Ku Klux did not see the vengeance it was stirring up: Henry Berry Lowery's gang of Swamp Outlaws, who ruthlessly protected themselves and the county's Indians and Negroes. "We kill anyone who hunts us, from Sheriff on down,” Lowery promised, and by forays out of the swamps to keep that promise he became the highest-bountied outlaw in the nation’s history. This tale of bloody revenge and brilliant survival is drawn from the gang’s real victims, benefactors, and descendants – all as told by the Yankee reporter from the New York Herald who joined the gang to get the story....

Title : swamp outlaw
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ISBN : 19027121
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 427 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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swamp outlaw Reviews

  • Hope Irvin Marston
    2019-03-19 17:02

    I read this one after seeing it cited in a book I was reading for my Civil War research. I found what I wanted...but I don't usually read books with Mafia type characters acting out their roles.

  • Courtney Graham Hipp
    2019-02-27 22:00

    I found this book when looking for more information on the Lowery (Lowrie/Lowry/Lorrie) gang after reading Josephine Humphreys' "Nowhere Else on Earth." I don't know enough about the history to tell whether the book is accurate, but many events did "track" with events portrayed in "Nowhere Else on Earth." However, they are both novels and I would expect some license to be taken. The book tells the story of the Lowery gang through the eyes of a New York journalist who comes to NC to essentially "embed" with the gang in the swamp where they are hiding out. Some readers might be wary of the dialect the author gives some of the characters (such as the former slave Shoemaker John), but I don't know if it is extreme or not. I've been reading some of the WPA slave narratives and it seems like there is a tremendous degree of variance in the dialect of the narrators, just as there would be in any population. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone interested in the Henry Berry Lowery, the Lowrie Gang, or life in post-Civil-War Lumberton/Robeson County, NC.

  • Blogbaas Van 'tVliegend Eiland
    2019-02-26 17:08

    7,5/10