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American lynching

Author: Ashraf H A Rushdy
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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"A history of lynching in America over the course of three centuries, from colonial Virginia to twentieth-century Texas. Some called the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr. in Texas a lynching, while others denied that the racially charged term was applicable to the killing of the forty-nine-year-old African American man by three white men. To gain an objective grasp of this tragedy, Ashraf Rushdy concluded that an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashraf H A Rushdy
ISBN: 9780300181388 0300181388 9780300205879 0300205872
OCLC Number: 777327514
Description: xvi, 212 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the study of lynching --
The rise of lynching --
The race of lynching --
The age of lynching --
The discourse of lynching --
Conclusion: The meanings of lynching --
Epilogue: American lynching.
Responsibility: Ashraf H.A. Rushdy.

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After observing the varying reactions to the 1998 death of James Byrd, Jr in Texas, called a lynching by some, the author determined in order to understand this event he needed to understand the long  Read more...

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Honored by The Hurston/Wright Foundation for the Legacy Award 2013 in the Nonfiction Category.--Legacy Award"The Hurston/Wright Foundation" (06/12/2013)

 
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