The Resource Darktown, Thomas Mullen

Darktown, Thomas Mullen

Label
Darktown
Title
Darktown
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Mullen
Title variation
Dark town
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers: they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines
Member of
Summary
Hired resentfully into the Atlanta Police Department of 1948, war veterans Lucious Boggs and Tommy Smith confront deep hostility from their white peers and are significantly limited in their ability to do their jobs before confronting a corrupt officer who complicates their investigation into the murder of a black woman
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524458
Cataloging source
SFR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mullen, Thomas
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Darktown novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American police
  • Police corruption
  • Race relations
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Georgia
Target audience
adult
Label
Darktown, Thomas Mullen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060671072
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
637 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432840594
Isbn Type
(large print : paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Darktown, Thomas Mullen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060671072
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
637 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432840594
Isbn Type
(large print : paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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