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  • Title: The Wayward Girls of Samarcand
  • Author: Melton A. McLaurin Anne Russell
  • ISBN: 9780615637242
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Wayward Girls of Samarcand is the true story of the sensational 1931 Arson Trial in North Carolina Sixteen poor white teenage girls faced the death penalty for burning down two dormitories at the State Reform School for Girls Crusading journalist, socialite, and attorney Nell Battle Lewis defended her clients by exposing sadistic treatment, deplorable conditions, andThe Wayward Girls of Samarcand is the true story of the sensational 1931 Arson Trial in North Carolina Sixteen poor white teenage girls faced the death penalty for burning down two dormitories at the State Reform School for Girls Crusading journalist, socialite, and attorney Nell Battle Lewis defended her clients by exposing sadistic treatment, deplorable conditions, and forced sterilization presided over by Samarcand superintendent Agnes B MacNaughton In this her first and last trial, Lewis saved the defendants from the electric chair.
    Melton A. McLaurin Anne Russell
    Melton Alonza McLaurin received his Ph.D in American history from the University of South Carolina in 1967 and taught at the University of South Alabama prior to joining the UNCW department of history as chairperson in 1977 From 1996 until 2003 he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, retiring in 2004 He is the author or co author of nine books and numerous articles on various aspects of the history of the American South and race relations.


    Commentaires:

    Debby Douglas
    This piece of North Carolina history is far too important to be so poorly written. The events that transpire in the book are an ugly part of American history and, though uncomfortable, should be examined. I understand that the research must have been difficult and the topic uncomfortable, but there is solid information in the book. Surely the authors could have asked colleagues to proof read and edit the book. I found myself distracted by the lack of writing control. I have read senior seminar p [...]

    Liz Owens Mshar
    Disappointed that this book was so poorly written. Incredibly important true story about the injustices carried out in the 1930's in NC against young women. These girls were victims of rape, incest, abuse and eugenics. Their only "crime" was being born into poverty.

    Meg Meyer
    The story itself was very compelling. A very sad part of our history, which I have no doubt was played out similarly around the country at that time. Unfortunately, this book could have used a good editor.

    Stephanie
    Interesting bit of history from my lovely state of North Carolina. In reading the book it is interesting to see how far parents would go with daughters that were misbehaving in some manner. I feel really that a lot of the girls were sent to Samarcand because their families if they had families could not provide for their entire family, so they were shipped off to Samarcand for any misdeed. I am sure the cruelities that the girls had to deal with at Samarcand was experienced at a lot of other pla [...]

    Deborah Unangst
    A true story that takes place very close to my home. It was interesting because of the locality and the history. The story is about a reform school for wayward girls and how several of the girls decide to burn it down so that they can go home. The conditions the girls lived under were appalling. It brings up the 7600 women who were sterilized during a 50 year period over 250 from this institution. You read it in disbelief! It is interesting but there are so many typos that it takes away from the [...]

    Carol
    This book is unbelievable! It's a true story that reads like a novel. I couldn't put it down. It's the story of a reform school like place in NC during the early 1900's & the abuse suffered by the young woman sent there. When they,finally, fight back they get in a mess of trouble. 16 girls are charged with arson & face the sentence of death. Enter a female attorney, that goes to bat for these misguided young women. Met the two authors at a book signing this evening.

    Marilyn
    This was an excellent book written about a shockingly sad time at a fundamentally flawed institution. Even though, Samarcand Manor was within twenty miles of my hometown, it always remained a mystery to mejust somewhere that "bad girls" were sent.

    Mary
    Shocking that this is a true story!

    Christiane Bungert
    very interesting and love the fact that it is a true story

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      Published :2018-05-04T14:02:39+00:00