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The professor, who is white, stumbled on to what he suspects is a little-known chapter of American racism in doing research in England on prison punishment.
First, he heard about Albert Pierrepoint, England's official hangman during the war, and some of the hangings he carried out for the American Army at Shepton Mallet prison near Somerset.
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In these cases, blacks were the accused 22 percent of the time, more than twice their proportionate number in the ranks and three times the number when violent crimes were involved, he said.
They had a patriarchal-like power to decide whether to bring a court-martial and appointed the officers to take part.The professor, rich with curiosity but short on money, is planning to write a book about these military executions.