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The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :202
  • ISBN : 9781608330010
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Summary : A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.

The Lynching

The Lynching
  • Author : Laurence Leamer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-07
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780062458353
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Summary : The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death—the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael’s grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan’s motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs.

Blood Justice

Blood Justice
  • Author : Howard Smead
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 0195054296
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Summary : Reconstructs the case of Mack Charles Parker, a young African-American man who was lynched by a white mob in 1959 after being charged with the rape of a white woman in Poplarville, Mississippi.

Harlem Shadows

Harlem Shadows
  • Author : Claude McKay
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-30
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 0344523500
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Summary : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Crime of Lynching

Crime of Lynching
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on S. 42, S. 1352, and S. 1465
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1948
  • Total pages :198
  • ISBN : LOC:00079581574
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Crime of Lynching

Crime of Lynching
  • Author : United States. Congress. Committee on the Judiciary,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1948
  • Total pages :198
  • ISBN : UCAL:B5199003
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Crime of Lynching

Crime of Lynching
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1948
  • Total pages :198
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D02113234M
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Summary : Considers (80) H.R. 4528, (80) S. 42, (80) S. 1352, (80) S. 1465.

Punishment for the Crime of Lynching

Punishment for the Crime of Lynching
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1934
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D02113237G
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Summary : Considers (73) S. 1978.

The Lynching of Cleo Wright

The Lynching of Cleo Wright
  • Author : Dominic J. Capeci Jr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-13
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780813156460
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Summary : On January 20, 1942, black oil mill worker Cleo Wright assaulted a white woman in her home and nearly killed the first police officer who tried to arrest him. An angry mob then hauled Wright out of jail and dragged him through the streets of Sikeston, Missouri, before burning him alive. Wright's death was, unfortunately, not unique in American history, but what his death meant in the larger context of life in the United States in the twentieth-century is an important and compelling story. After the lynching, the U.S. Justice Department was forced to become involved in civil rights concerns for the first time, provoking a national reaction to violence on the home front at a time when the country was battling for democracy in Europe. Dominic Capeci unravels the tragic story of Wright's life on several stages, showing how these acts of violence were indicative not only of racial tension but the clash of the traditional and the modern brought about by the war. Capeci draws from a wide range of archival sources and personal interviews with the participants and spectators to draw vivid portraits of Wright, his victims, law-enforcement officials, and members of the lynch mob. He places Wright in the larger context of southern racial violence and shows the significance of his death in local, state, and national history during the most important crisis of the twentieth-century.

The Lynching of Emmett Till

The Lynching of Emmett Till
  • Author : Christopher Metress
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 0813921228
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Summary : Uses excerpts from newspapers and editorials and accounts of the murder and trial to examine the lynching of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, in a volume which also contains selections from poems, songs, interviews, essays, and memoirs relating to the incident.

The Tragedy of Lynching

The Tragedy of Lynching
  • Author : Arthur F. Raper
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-10
  • Total pages :508
  • ISBN : 9781469640211
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Summary : This book deals with the quest for a preventive to lynching which can be undertaken only after one has an understanding of what it is that is to be prevented. This necessary analysis of lynching--its background, circumstances, and meaning--introduces many baffling elements. The author has made a detailed study of the lynchings of 1930 in an effort to find an answer to the complexities of the problem. Originally published in 1933. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Lynching of Louie Sam

The Lynching of Louie Sam
  • Author : Elizabeth Stewart
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 155451438X
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Summary : After Native American Louie Sam is suspected of killing someone, he is chased into Canada and lynched, but teenager George Gillies, a newcomer to Washington Territory, doesn't think Louie was guilty and sets out to investigate.

At the Hands of Persons Unknown

At the Hands of Persons Unknown
  • Author : Philip Dray
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-12-18
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9780307430663
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Summary : WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION • “A landmark work of unflinching scholarship.”—The New York Times This extraordinary account of lynching in America, by acclaimed civil rights historian Philip Dray, shines a clear, bright light on American history’s darkest stain—illuminating its causes, perpetrators, apologists, and victims. Philip Dray also tells the story of the men and women who led the long and difficult fight to expose and eradicate lynching, including Ida B. Wells, James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and W.E.B. Du Bois. If lynching is emblematic of what is worst about America, their fight may stand for what is best: the commitment to justice and fairness and the conviction that one individual’s sense of right can suffice to defy the gravest of wrongs. This landmark book follows the trajectory of both forces over American history—and makes lynching’s legacy belong to us all. Praise for At the Hands of Persons Unknown “In this history of lynching in the post-Reconstruction South—the most comprehensive of its kind—the author has written what amounts to a Black Book of American race relations.”—The New Yorker “A powerfully written, admirably perceptive synthesis of the vast literature on lynching. It is the most comprehensive social history of this shameful subject in almost seventy years and should be recognized as a major addition to the bibliography of American race relations.”—David Levering Lewis “An important and courageous book, well written, meticulously researched, and carefully argued.”—The Boston Globe “You don’t really know what lynching was until you read Dray’s ghastly accounts of public butchery and official complicity.”—Time

American Lynching

American Lynching
  • Author : Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-30
  • Total pages :241
  • ISBN : 9780300184747
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Summary : A history of lynching in America over the course of three centuries, from colonial Virginia to twentieth-century Texas. After observing the varying reactions to the 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. in Texas, called a lynching by some, denied by others, Ashraf Rushdy determined that to comprehend this event he needed to understand the long history of lynching in the United States. In this meticulously researched and accessibly written interpretive history, Rushdy shows how lynching in America has endured, evolved, and changed in meaning over the course of three centuries, from its origins in early Virginia to the present day. “A work of uncommon breadth, written with equally uncommon concision. Excellent.” —N. D. B. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University “Provocative but careful, opinionated but persuasive . . . Beyond synthesizing current scholarship, he offers a cogent discussion of the evolving definition of lynching, the place of lynchers in civil society, and the slow-in-coming end of lynching. This book should be the point of entry for anyone interested in the tragic and sordid history of American lynching.” —W. Fitzhugh Brundage, author of Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930 “A sophisticated and thought-provoking examination of the historical relationship between the American culture of lynching and the nation’s political traditions. This engaging and wide-ranging meditation on the connection between democracy, lynching, freedom, and slavery will be of interest to those in and outside of the academy.” —William Carrigan, Rowan University “In this sobering account, Rushdy makes clear that the cultural values that authorize racial violence are woven into the very essence of what it means to be American. This book helps us make sense of our past as well as our present.” —Jonathan Holloway, Yale University

The First Waco Horror

The First Waco Horror
  • Author : Patricia Bernstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :265
  • ISBN : 9781603445474
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Summary : In 1916, in front of a crowd of ten to fifteen thousand cheering spectators watched as seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court for the rape and murder of a white woman. The city's mayor and police chief watched Washington's torture and murder and did nothing. Nearby, a professional photographer took pictures to sell as mementos of that day. The stark story and gory pictures were soon printed in The Crisis, the monthly magazine of the fledgling NAACP, as part of that organization's campaign for antilynching legislation. Even in the vast bloodbath of lynchings that washed across the South and Midwest during the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Waco lynching stood out. The NAACP assigned a young white woman, Elisabeth Freeman, to travel to Waco to investigate, and report back. The evidence she gathered and gave to W. E. B. Du Bois provided grist for the efforts of the NAACP to raise national consciousness of the atrocities being committed and to raise funds to lobby antilynching legislation as well. In the summer of 1916, three disparate forces - a vibrant, growing city bursting with optimism on the blackland prairie of Central Texas, a young woman already tempered in the frontline battles for woman's suffrage, and a very small organization of grimly determined "progressives" in New York City - collided with each other, with consequences no one could have foreseen. They were brought together irrevocably by the prolonged torture and public murder of Jesse Washington - the atrocity that became known as the Waco Horror. Drawing on extensive research in the national files of the NAACP, local newspapers and archives, and interviews with the descendants of participants in the events of that day, Patricia Bernstein has reconstructed the details of not only the crime but also its aftermath. She has charted the ways the story affected the development of the NAACP and especially the eventual success of its antilynching campaign. She searches for answers to the questions of how participating in such violence affected the lives of the mob leaders, the city officials who stood by passively, and the community that found itself capable of such abject behavior.

New Outlook

New Outlook
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1899
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105008455383
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Lynching in the West, 1850-1935

Lynching in the West, 1850-1935
  • Author : Ken Gonzales-Day
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :299
  • ISBN : 0822337940
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Summary : This visual and textual study of lynchings that took place in California between 1850 and 1935 shows that race-based lynching in the United States reached far beyond the South.

The Kennedy Women

The Kennedy Women
  • Author : Laurence Leamer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :935
  • ISBN : 9780449911716
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Summary : A sweeping chronicle of five generations of Kennedy women provides fascinating portraits of the mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters who played key roles in the Kennedy dynasty and provides intriguing revelations about the lives and fates of these women. 200,000 first printing. Tour.

The Literary Digest

The Literary Digest
  • Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler,Isaac Kaufman Funk,William Seaver Woods
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1893
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : PSU:000020208172
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The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands
  • Author : Nicholas Villanueva Jr.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-06-15
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780826358394
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Summary : More than just a civil war, the Mexican Revolution in 1910 triggered hostilities along the border between Mexico and the United States. In particular, the decade following the revolution saw a dramatic rise in the lynching of ethnic Mexicans in Texas. This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans. They were able to use the legal system to their advantage, and their actions often went unpunished. Villanueva’s work further differentiates the borderland lynching of ethnic Mexicans from the Southern lynching of African Americans by asserting that the former was about citizenship and sovereignty, as many victims’ families had resources to investigate the crimes and thereby place the incidents on an international stage.

Lynched

Lynched
  • Author : Amy Kate Bailey,Stewart E. Tolnay
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-04
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 9781469620886
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Summary : On July 9, 1883, twenty men stormed the jail in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, kidnapped Henderson Lee, a black man charged with larceny, and hanged him. Events like this occurred thousands of times across the American South in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, yet we know scarcely more about any of these other victims than we do about Henderson Lee. Drawing on new sources to provide the most comprehensive portrait of the men and women lynched in the American South, Amy Bailey and Stewart Tolnay's revealing profiles and careful analysis begin to restore the identities of--and lend dignity to--hundreds of lynching victims about whom we have known little more than their names and alleged offenses. Comparing victims' characteristics to those of African American men who were not lynched, Bailey and Tolnay identify the factors that made them more vulnerable to being targeted by mobs, including how old they were; what work they did; their marital status, place of birth, and literacy; and whether they lived in the margins of their communities or possessed higher social status. Assessing these factors in the context of current scholarship on mob violence and reports on the little-studied women and white men who were murdered in similar circumstances, this monumental work brings unprecedented clarity to our understanding of lynching and its victims.