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Hoosier Hysteria : A Fateful Year in the Crosshairs of Race in America
by Meri Henriques Vahl




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Indiana University, September 1963. Meri Henriques, a na ve freshman from New York, arrives on campus thinking she's about to enroll at an idyllic Midwestern college. Instead, she discovers a storm is brewing.
An intriguing cast of characters inhabits Meri's new and often troubled world: Katherine "Pixie" Gates, Meri's charming and quirky roommate; Rachel, brilliant and sarcastic fellow New Yorker; Daniel, a tough radical with a tender heart; folk singer Derek Stone, Meri's crush; and Shennandoah Waters, a white coed who only dates black men or exotic foreigners, much to her ultra-conservative parents' horror.
Over the course of Meri's first year at college, tragedy strikes twice: John Kennedy is assassinated, and a young, black IU basketball player is castrated and thrown into a ditch--murdered for dating a white coed. And finally, that year's commencement ceremonies bring an infamous symbol of white supremacy to campus, endangering anyone who dared to protest--thrusting Meri into the middle of violent and escalating racial tensions. Vivid and compelling, Hoosier Hysteria is a timely story of prejudice and political unrest that, today more than ever before, must be told.

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Overview

Indiana University, September 1963. Meri Henriques, a na ve freshman from New York, arrives on campus thinking she's about to enroll at an idyllic Midwestern college. Instead, she discovers a storm is brewing.
An intriguing cast of characters inhabits Meri's new and often troubled world: Katherine "Pixie" Gates, Meri's charming and quirky roommate; Rachel, brilliant and sarcastic fellow New Yorker; Daniel, a tough radical with a tender heart; folk singer Derek Stone, Meri's crush; and Shennandoah Waters, a white coed who only dates black men or exotic foreigners, much to her ultra-conservative parents' horror.
Over the course of Meri's first year at college, tragedy strikes twice: John Kennedy is assassinated, and a young, black IU basketball player is castrated and thrown into a ditch--murdered for dating a white coed. And finally, that year's commencement ceremonies bring an infamous symbol of white supremacy to campus, endangering anyone who dared to protest--thrusting Meri into the middle of violent and escalating racial tensions. Vivid and compelling, Hoosier Hysteria is a timely story of prejudice and political unrest that, today more than ever before, must be told.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781631523656
  • ISBN-10: 1631523651
  • Publisher: She Writes Press
  • Publish Date: July 2018
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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