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The Lynching of Louie Sam

A Novel
Stewart, Elizabeth Mary (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Lynching of Louie Sam
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"This powerful novel is inspired by the true story of the only recorded lynching on Canadian soil, recently acknowledged as a historical injustice by Washington State."--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Stewart, Elizabeth Mary
Title: The lynching of Louie Sam
a novel
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2012.
Characteristics: 288 p. :,port. ;,20 cm.
Notes: "Edited by Pam Robertson"--T.p. verso.
Summary: "This powerful novel is inspired by the true story of the only recorded lynching on Canadian soil, recently acknowledged as a historical injustice by Washington State."--P. [4] of cover.
Additional Contributors: Robertson, Pam
ISBN: 9781554514397
1554514398
9781554514380
155451438X
Statement of Responsibility: by Elizabeth Stewart
Subject Headings: Sam, Louie, -1884 Juvenile fiction. Sam, Louie, -1884 Fiction. British Columbia History Juvenile fiction. British Columbia History Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
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Mar 06, 2013
  • gemini07 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Juvenile Fiction~Historical fiction, but key people and events are based on a true story of the lynching of Sto:lo First Nation youth Louie Sam in 1884. American settlers from the Washington Territory go north into British Columbia accuse Louie Sam of murder and seize him. This novel is written from the perspective of 15-year-old George Gillies and "George's redemptive arc and his dawning of awareness of the injustice committed against Louie Sam"

Jan 08, 2013
  • Liber_vermis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book would be a good basis of discussion around the 'lynching' of contemporary youths using social media. Also, how is a "flash mob" different from the vigilante posse that executed Louie Sam? Do we have ways to ostracize people who don't conform to the behaviour of the group? Do some of our precautions in this new age of international terrorism verge on vigilante justice?

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