Document Type

Other

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

Photos, documents and ballad of the 1932 robbery and murder of George Silva, a prosperous twenty-two-year-old merchant and the well-respected son of a Lebanese father and Hispanic mother. Anglo con man Bill Governor' Smith, confessed perpetrator of this Depression-era hate crime, got off easy with a ten-year prison sentence.'

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Southwest Hispanic Research Institute

Publisher

SW Hispanic Research Institute

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