Peter Kerry Powers is associate professor and chair of the English department at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.
Riot and Remembrance: The Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy.By James S. Hirsch. HoughtonMifflin, 358 pp., $25.00.
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama--The Climatic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution. By Diane McWhorter. Simon & Schuster, 706 pp., $35.00.