Ï The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose || ¸ PDF Read by Ò Jack Shuler

By Jack Shuler | Comments: ( 407 ) | Date: ( Nov 21, 2019 )

The story of a rope, a symbol, and rough justice in America.The hangman s knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one that is all too deeply connected to America s past and present.The last man to be hanged in the United States was Billy Bailey, who was executed in DeThe story of a rope, a symbol, and rough justice in America.The hangman s knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one that is all too deeply connected to America s past and present.The last man to be hanged in the United States was Billy Bailey, who was executed in Delaware in 1996 for committing a double murder Even today, hanging is still legal, in certain situations, in New Hampshire and Washington And the noose remains a potent cultural symbol An incident in Jena, Louisiana, in 2006, in which nooses were used to menace black students, made national news Yet little has changed according to author Jack Shuler, there have been nearly 100 noose incidents just in the last two years.The Thirteenth Turn unravels these stories, from Judas Iscariot, perhaps the most infamous hanged man, to the killing of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, the murderers at the heart of Truman Capote s In Cold Blood, and beyond In his travels across America, Shuler traces the evolution of this dark practice As he investigates the death of John Brown, or the 1930 lynching that inspired the song Strange Fruit, he finds that the very places that perpetrated these acts now seek to forget them.Shuler s account is a kind of shadow history of America a reminder that vigilantes and hangmen play a crucial role in our national story The Thirteenth Turn is a courageous and searching book that reminds us where we come from, and what is lost if we forget.


  • Title: The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose
  • Author: Jack Shuler
  • ISBN: 9781610391368
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose

  • Cindie

    The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose pulls no punches, much like its title. You know what you’re going to get, you’re just not entirely sure how the information will be presented to you. Shuler is borderline conversational: think Mary Roach as she talked about the digestive system in her book Gulp. He’s addressing heavy topics, such as the youngest known victim of the noose, 12 year-old Hannah Occuish, and the rash of lynchings in during Reconstruction. He doesn’t need to dramatiz [...]


  • Alaina

    at times this was disturbing and hard to read, but it was also fascinating and well-written. this is the kind of complicated history that you don't learn in school, but it's so so important. honestly i found it eye-opening.


  • Laura

    I've never read a book quite like "The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose". Of course, me being me, the title grabbed my attention last month when I saw it at Barnes & Noble. I'm always on the lookout for books on odd subjects that one doesn't usually hear spoken of at the dinner table. So, I sat on the floor right then and there and devoured the preface. The book left the store with me shortly thereafter.Jack Shuler has written a lucid, thought-provoking book about a object - the noose [...]


  • Ben

    An ordinary piece of rope, if tied in just the right knot, can be a very powerful symbol. It can be a tool of execution, sanctioned either by law or by mob decree; a tool of racial subjugation, of fearmongering, of inequality, of majority rule. All these associations weren't at the forefront of my mind before I read this book - I thought, a noose is a noose. Easy to say that from a position of white privilege. In one chapter of this interesting book, Jack Shuler interviews a Dakota chief about t [...]


  • Wendi

    An interesting book, but there were some obvious oversights. There's almost no discussion of the western states and about a paragraph on western movies. Still, the author brings together some thoughtful examples.


  • Andrew

    This is a very well-written and compelling look at an extremely difficult subject. Worth reading.


  • Adair

    This led me to understand what a powerful symbol the noose became and why it still terrorizes people today.


  • Edward Sullivan

    A fascinating, compelling and provocative exploration of a grim subject.


  • Rose

    While the history of hanging is morbidly interesting, would have liked more its history in the rest of the world.


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