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The Ground Breaking Reviews

The Ground Breaking by Scott Ellsworth

The Ground Breaking: The Tulsa Race Massacre and an American City's Search for Justice

Scott Ellsworth

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1 review

Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publication date: 20 May 2021
ISBN: 9781785787270

A gripping exploration of the worst single incident of racial violence in American history, timed to coincide with its 100th anniversary.

4 stars out of 5
Josh Glancy
23 May 2021

"This account of an appalling chapter in America’s history is so apocalyptic you can hardly believe it"

The resulting odyssey makes for a difficult read, both for its grim content and jumpy, stylised prose. The author could do considerably more to explain why this extraordinary incident took place. But the story he tells is an essential one, with just a glimmer of hope in it. Because of the work of Ellsworth and many others, America is finally staring this appalling chapter of its history in the face. It’s not a pretty sight.