A Lynching in Little Dixie

The Life and Death of James T. Scott, ca. 1885–1923

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FALL 2018

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About the Book

James T. Scott’s 1923 lynching in the college town of Columbia, Missouri was precipitated by a case of mistaken identity. Falsely accused of rape, the World War I veteran was dragged from jail by a mob and hanged from a bridge before 1000 onlookers.
Patricia L. Roberts lived most of her life unaware that her aunt was the girl who erroneously accused Scott, only learning of it from a 2003 account in the University of Missouri’s school newspaper. Drawing on archival research, she tells Scott’s full story for the first time in the context of the racism of the Jim Crow Midwest.

About the Author(s)

The late Patricia L. Roberts was an artist who worked in both visual arts and writing. She lived in Vestal, New York.

Bibliographic Details

Patricia L. Roberts
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7492-6
Imprint: McFarland