Through all the changes happening during the last 20 to 30 years in technology, we sometimes forget changes also happened in the realm of social attitudes. Today's book is set in 1895 but it could have just as easily been set in 1959 or even today. Because, although social attitudes change, the nature of people has not. The 'Persecution of Mildred Dunlap' by Paulette Mahurin explores old prejudices, now mostly gone, and the underlying, unrelenting evil in some people still with us today.
The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
By Paulette Mahurin
Length 204 pages
A women's Brokeback Mountain. The year was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; the United States expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in South America; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for gross indecency under Britain's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the Wilde news. It is a chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing.
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