Christopher B. Strain

in Burning Faith

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032399
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038919 | DOI:

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This chapter analyzes the government's response to the arsons. The government responded vigorously to allegations of white racists burning black churches in the South. When publicity about the church burnings reached a peak in June 1996, President Clinton created the National Church Arson Task Force.

Keywords: church arsons; church fires; government response; white racists; church burnings; National Church Arson Task Force

Chapter.  8862 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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