Unpunished Murder: Should you read it?

I read Unpunished Murder: Massacre at Colfax and the Quest for Justice by Lawrence Goldstone. The theme here is fighting for racial justice was and is the right thing to do. The book consists of mini-biographies of people working towards racial equality in the US during the 1800s, as well as the opposition they were met with. They faced so many challenges and dead ends when it came to their fight for justice. You should read this book because it is incredibly eye-opening, and taught me a lot about the history of racism. Understanding the full history of racism in the US can help us understand the racism we see now, so even though it’s history, it’s still incredibly relevant. That’s not to say it’s also an interesting book, and another thing I learned during this unit was the importance of taking good notes. They shouldn’t be a fact-for-fact copy of the book; just a collection of things that help you understand the book and the main idea better.


  1. isabella.rasmussen

    January 22, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Love how you clearly mentioned all the main parts, and even put in the time to spice it up with some editing.

  2. Very clear explanation. Very good:)

  3. I love your review so much! You gave me clear reasons on why I should read it and why you liked it as well as mentioning that it could get a bit dull at times. I also loved your use of vocab. The editing made it very fun to watch as well!

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