Presentation and book signing
In his latest book, The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era, Michael Ross offers the first-ever account of the 1870 kidnapping of 17-month-old Mollie Digby by two African American women, an event that electrified New Orleans and the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations.
Presentation and book signing for The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era (Oxford University Press, 2014)
by Michael Ross
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.
533 Royal Street
Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at email@example.com or (504) 523-4662. Reservations will be held until 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. Any seats unclaimed at that time will be released to the public.
Tracing the crime from the moment it was committed through the highly publicized investigation and sensationalized trial that followed, Ross paints a vivid picture of post-Civil War New Orleans, the Reconstruction-era South and the complexities and possibilities that faced the newly integrated society.
The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case was awarded the 2014 Williams Prize by THNOC and the Louisiana Historical Association. Ross is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland.