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The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
A Book

by James H. Cone

  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 160833001X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 of Language

The Lynching of Language
Gender, Politics, and Power in the Hill-Thomas Hearings

by Sandra L. Ragan,Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication Sandra L Ragan,Christina Beck,Dianne G. Bystrom,Lynda L. Kaid

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9780252065170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands
A Book

by Nicholas Villanueva Jr.

  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release : 2017-06-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 082635839X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker
Death in a Pennsylvania Steel Town

by Dennis B. Downey,Raymond M. Hyser

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2011-07-06
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1625841035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was lynched--burned alive--by an angry mob on the outskirts of Coatesville, a prosperous Pennsylvania steel town. At the time of his very public murder, Walker, an African American millworker, was under arrest for the shooting and killing of a respected local police officer. Investigated by the NAACP, the horrific incident garnered national and international attention. Despite this scrutiny, a conspiracy of silence shrouded the events, and the accused men and boys were found not guilty at trial. On the 100th anniversary of the lynching and the 20th anniversary of the book's original release as No Crooked Death, authors Dennis B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser bring new insight to events that rocked a community.

The Lynching of Louie Sam

The Lynching of Louie Sam
A Book

by Elizabeth Stewart

  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1554514940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Between 1882 and 1968 there were 4,742 lynchings in the United States. In Canada during the same period there was one—the hanging of American Indian Louie Sam. The year is 1884, and 15-year-old George Gillies lives in the Washington Territory, near the border with British Columbia. In this newly settled land, white immigrants have an uneasy relationship with the Native Indians. When George and his siblings discover the murdered body of a local white man, suspicion immediately falls on a young Indian named Louie Sam. George and his best friend, Pete, follow a lynch mob north into Canada, where the terrified boy is seized and hung. But even before the deed is done, George begins to have doubts. Louie Sam was a boy, only 14—could he really be a vicious murderer? Were the mob leaders motivated by justice, or were they hiding their own guilt? As George uncovers the truth—implicating Pete’s father and other prominent locals—tensions in the town rise, and he must face his own part in the tragedy. But standing up for justice has devastating consequences for George and his family. Inspired by the true story of the lynching, recently acknowledged as a historical injustice by Washington State, this powerful novel offers a stark depiction of historical racism and the harshness of settler life. The story will provoke readers to reflect on the dangers of mob mentality and the importance of speaking up for what’s right.

The Lynching of Cleo Wright

The Lynching of Cleo Wright
A Book

by Dominic J. CapeciJr.

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2021-12-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0813189268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Documentary Narrative

by Christopher Metress

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780813921228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Lynching and Vigilantism in the United States

Lynching and Vigilantism in the United States
An Annotated Bibliography

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN : 9780313301773
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Filling a void in the history of American collective violence, this bibliography includes over 4,200 works dealing with vigilante movements and lynchings.

The End of American Lynching

The End of American Lynching
A Book

by Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2012-06-18
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0813552931
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The End of American Lynching questions how we think about the dynamics of lynching, what lynchings mean to the society in which they occur, how lynching is defined, and the circumstances that lead to lynching. Ashraf H. A. Rushdy looks at three lynchings over the course of the twentieth century—one in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in 1911, one in Marion, Indiana, in 1930, and one in Jasper, Texas, in 1998—to see how Americans developed two distinct ways of thinking and talking about this act before and after the 1930s. One way takes seriously the legal and moral concept of complicity as a way to understand the dynamics of a lynching; this way of thinking can give us new perceptions into the meaning of mobs and the lynching photographs in which we find them. Another way, which developed in the 1940s and continues to influence us today, uses a strategy of denial to claim that lynchings have ended. Rushdy examines how the denial of lynching emerged and developed, providing insight into how and why we talk about lynching the way we do at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In doing so, he forces us to confront our responsibilities as American citizens and as human beings.

Witnessing Lynching

Witnessing Lynching
American Writers Respond

by Anne P. Rice

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9780813533308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Witnessing Lynching: American Writers Respond is the first anthology to gather poetry, essays, drama, and fiction from the height of the lynching era (1889 1935). During this time, the torture of a black person drew thousands of local onlookers and was replayed throughout the nation in lurid newspaper reports. The selections gathered here represent the courageous efforts of American writers to witness the trauma of lynching and to expose the truth about this uniquely American atrocity. Included are well-known authors and activists such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Ida B. Wells, and Theodore Dreiser, as well as many others. These writers respond to lynching in many different ways, using literature to protest and educate, to create a space of mourning in which to commemorate and rehumanize the dead, and as a cathartic release for personal and collective trauma. Their words provide today s reader with a chance to witness lynching and better understand the current state of race relations in America. An introduction by Anne P. Rice offers a broad historical and thematic framework to ground the selections. "

Stanly Has a Lynching

Stanly Has a Lynching
The Murder of Alexander Whitley: A Family Legacy Entangled in a Web of Fiction & Folklore.

by M Lynette Hartsell

  • Publisher : M. Lynette Hartsell
  • Release : 2018-09-20
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1732354103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Stanly Has A Lynching" examines the ways in which the media as well as religious, political and social institutions have used ballads, fiction and folklore tales for over a century to celebrate, rather than condemn, the brutal lynching of a white man, Alexander Whitley, in 1892. How men in a small town in North Carolina justified this act of murder as "Just Desert" -- before, during and after the event -- is exposed when facts, rather than fiction, are brought into focus. Through her research and analysis, Ms. Hartsell demonstrates how a family legacy was tainted by a fabricated folktale embedded in religious motif. Many newspaper accounts from the 1800's help tell the story, conveying aspects of southern history and Lynch Culture not often found in textbooks.

Legacies of Lynching

Legacies of Lynching
Racial Violence and Memory

by Jonathan Markovitz

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780816639953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Between 1880 and 1930, thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States. Beyond the horrific violence inflicted on these individuals, lynching terrorized whole communities and became a defining characteristic of Southern race relations in the Jim Crow era. As spectacle, lynching was intended to serve as a symbol of white supremacy. Yet, Jonathan Markovitz notes, the act's symbolic power has endured long after the practice of lynching has largely faded away.Legacies of Lynching examines the evolution of lynching as a symbol of racial hatred and a metaphor for race relations in popular culture, art, literature, and political speech. Markovitz credits the efforts of the antilynching movement with helping to ensure that lynching would be understood not as a method of punishment for black rapists but as a terrorist practice that provided stark evidence of the brutality of Southern racism and as America's most vivid symbol of racial oppression. Cinematic representations of lynching, from Birth of a Nation to Do the Right Thing, he contends, further transform the ways that American audiences remember and understand lynching, as have disturbing recent cases in which alleged or actual acts of racial violence reconfigured stereotypes of black criminality. Markovitz further reveals how lynching imagery has been politicized in contemporary society with the example of Clarence Thomas, who condemned the Senate's investigation into allegations of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings as a "high-tech lynching."Even today, as revealed by the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, and the national soul-searching it precipitated, lynching continues to pervade America's collective memory. Markovitz concludes with an analysis of debates about a recent exhibition of photographs of lynchings, suggesting again how lynching as metaphor remains always in the background of our national discussions of race and racial relations.Jonathan Markovitz is a lecturer in sociology at the University of California, San Diego.

The Tragedy of Lynching

The Tragedy of Lynching
A Book

by Arthur F. Raper

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN : 146964021X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Lynching in the New South

Lynching in the New South
Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930

by William Fitzhugh Brundage

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN : 9780252063459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on analysis of nearly 600 cases, this volume offers a full appraisal of the complex character of lynching. An original aspect of this work demonstrates the role blacks played in combatting lynching, either by flight, protest, or organized opposition which culminated in the expansion of the NAACP.

Lynching to Belong

Lynching to Belong
Claiming Whiteness through Racial Violence

by Cynthia Skove Nevels

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2007-10-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781585445899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thousands of black men died violently at the hands of mobs in the post–Civil War South. But in Brazos County, Texas, argues Cynthia Nevels, five such deaths in particular point to an emerging social phenomenon of the time: the desire of newly arrived European immigrants to assert their place in society, and the use of racially motivated violence to achieve that end. Driven by economics and the forces of history, the Italian, Irish, and Czech immigrants to this rich agricultural region were faced with the necessity of figuring out where they fit in a culture that had essentially two categories: white and black. In many ways, the newcomers realized, they belonged in neither position. In the end, they found ways to resolve the ambiguity by taking advantage of and sometimes participating directly in the South’s most brutal form of racial domination. For each of the immigrant groups caught up in the violence, the deaths of black men helped to establish racial identity and to bestow the all-important privileges of whiteness. This compelling and superbly written study will appeal to students and scholars of social and racial history, both regional and national.

A Lynching in Little Dixie

A Lynching in Little Dixie
The Life and Death of James T. Scott, ca. 1885-1923

by Patricia L. Roberts

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2018-08-21
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 1476674922
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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James T. Scott's 1923 lynching in the college town of Columbia, Missouri was precipitated by a case of mistaken identity. Falsely accused of rape, the World War I veteran was dragged from jail by a mob and hanged from a bridge before 1000 onlookers. Patricia L. Roberts lived most of her life unaware that her aunt was the girl who erroneously accused Scott, only learning of it from a 2003 account in the University of Missouri's school newspaper. Drawing on archival research, she tells Scott's full story for the first time in the context of the racism of the Jim Crow Midwest.

Lynching Reconsidered

Lynching Reconsidered
New Perspectives in the Study of Mob Violence

by William D. Carrigan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1317983955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The history of lynching and mob violence has become a subject of considerable scholarly and public interest in recent years. Popular works by James Allen, Philip Dray, and Leon Litwack have stimulated new interest in the subject. A generation of new scholars, sparked by these works and earlier monographs, are in the process of both enriching and challenging the traditional narrative of lynching in the United States. This volume contains essays by ten scholars at the forefront of the movement to broaden and deepen our understanding of mob violence in the United States. These essays range from the Reconstruction to World War Two, analyze lynching in multiple regions of the United States, and employ a wide range of methodological approaches. The authors explore neglected topics such as: lynching in the Mid-Atlantic, lynching in Wisconsin, lynching photography, mob violence against southern white women, black lynch mobs, grassroots resistance to racial violence by African Americans, nineteenth century white southerners who opposed lynching, and the creation of 'lynching narratives' by southern white newspapers. This book was first published as a special issue of American Nineteenth Century History

Punishment for the Crime of Lynching

Punishment for the Crime of Lynching
Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Seventy-third Congress, Second Session, on S. 1978, a Bill to Assure to Persons Within the Jurisdiction of Every State the Equal Protection of the Laws and to Punish the Crime of Lynching. February 20 and 21, 1934

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on S. 1978

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1934
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lynching in America

Lynching in America
A History in Documents

by Christopher Waldrep

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2006-01
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 0814793991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Ranging from personal correspondence to courtroom transcripts to journalistic accounts, Christopher Waldrep has extensively mined an enormous quantity of documents about lynching, which he arranges chronologically with concise introductions. He reveals that lynching has been part of American history since the Revolution, but its victims, perpetrators, causes, and environments have changed over time. From the American Revolution to the expansion of the western frontier, Waldrep shows how communities defended lynching as a way to maintain law and order."--Publisher description.

Lynching Beyond Dixie

Lynching Beyond Dixie
American Mob Violence Outside the South

by Michael J. Pfeifer

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2013-03-16
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0252094654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In recent decades, scholars have explored much of the history of mob violence in the American South, especially in the years after Reconstruction. However, the lynching violence that occurred in American regions outside the South, where hundreds of persons, including Hispanics, whites, African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans died at the hands of lynch mobs, has received less attention. This collection of essays by prominent and rising scholars fills this gap by illuminating the factors that distinguished lynching in the West, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic. The volume adds to a more comprehensive history of American lynching and will be of interest to all readers interested in the history of violence across the varied regions of the United States. Contributors are Jack S. Blocker Jr., Brent M. S. Campney, William D. Carrigan, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Dennis B. Downey, Larry R. Gerlach, Kimberley Mangun, Helen McLure, Michael J. Pfeifer, Christopher Waldrep, Clive Webb, and Dena Lynn Winslow.