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The American people have a right to hear this story. On August 27, 1998, as a direct result of this book's publication, a member of Congress, the Honorable Bennie G. Thompson, called for a full investigation of the atrocities outlined in The Slaughter.
Here, after more than fifty years of secrecy, the terrible truth is revealed.
It was the uncertain midpoint of World War II. The United States was embroiled in an all-out fight abroad for its very survival. But back on American soil - at an Army base in southwestern Mississippi - the unthinkable occurred. They were U. S. soldiers. They were defenseless. They were black.
What the Army tried so desperately to hide, Carroll Case has managed to uncover through thirteen years of intensive research, chance encounters, recently declassified government documents, death threats, hard work and determination. While president of a bank in south Mississippi, he met the first of many eyewitnesses to the atrocity. What he heard launched him on a search for the truth and a mission to tell it.
It is not a story the world wants to hear. But it is a story that must be told. Finally, the truth is exposed, in all its horror.
Part I chronicles Case's efforts to uncover the incident and explains in detail what actually occurred. The declassified government documents themselves are included.
Part II is The Evangeline File, a fact-based novel set in present-day south Mississippi. As Case poignantly writes, It is such a terrible, ugly tragedy, and there is an innate human hesitance to admit what actually happened. By putting it in a vehicle of fiction, it somehow makes it easier to face the truth.
The Evangeline File effectively communicates the essential elements of the historical incident while creating compelling characters - Clay Brady, the reporter who uncovers the story; Parker, his investigative partner; and Khaki, the woman Clay cannot resist, but should. It is riveting and suspenseful, as Clay unravels the secret and discovers it reaches to the highest levels of the government. While unearthing what is perhaps the worst racial crime in the country's history, he must battle the racism which, to this day, still poisons American society.See all Editorial Reviews
The man that wrote this is a journalistic hack of the worst sort .He claims 1227 men were killed and buried outside of the south gate of Camp Van Dorn and he has no real proof to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. Durham
It's so impressive to think of the courage and conviction Carroll Case must have had to write this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David L. Day
havent finished the book yet but so far its so interesting but sad at the same time. i hate racism.Published on July 21, 2013 by elizabeth coleman
I think it is a well written book, the research appeared to be very thorough. I was very satisfied, even though I was horrified there was no follow-up by the governmental... Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by CHARLES BENNETT
My friend was taking an African American history class and he spoke of this horrible occurance. I was glad to find the book and with such an economical price and in good... Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Feeble Cherub
In 1988 a full decade prior to the publishing of this book, I worked at the Library of Congress. There I encountered 2 gentlemen whose research specialty area was war, micropfiche... Read morePublished on March 31, 2010 by J. Brown