obtain compensation for its demolition. More than a history of the massacre, this book offers a compelling detective story of how the tragedy came to light and was reconstructed, especially in the absence of abundant written sources. Like the best detective fiction, though in this case grounded in historical reality, D'Orso's account grips the reader through various twists and turns. To provide just one example, truth becomes stranger than fiction when the author reveals that the daughter of the physician who delivered Arnett Doctor is the chief lobbyist for the law firm handling the Rosewood case. The pair, one black and one white, played together as children but had not seen each other for over thirty years. The book also throws some light on the formation of racial identities in the South, how whites and blacks construct myths to explain their pasts and selectively recall memories to substantiate their versions of history. It testifies to the endurance of those memories even when recorded history has neglected them for so long. A skillful journalist, D'Orso weaves together multiple stories in a fashion that respects different and competing perspectives without sacrificing his own point of view. For all his reportorial
Southern Cultures – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Jan 4, 1997
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