Bull City Survivor: Standing Up to a Hard Life in a Southern City

Simon PartnerEmma Johnston

McFarland, 2013

This book recounts the postwar history of one of the South's fastest-growing communities through the eyes of one of its most disadvantaged residents. In the process, the book attempts to shed light on the social and economic conditions that led to the murder of Emma's son, one of 25 to 30 people (many of them African American young men) who fall victim to gun violence each year in Durham.