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At the hands of persons unknown : the lynching of Black America

Author: Philip Dray
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of lynching in America describes its common use, especially in the southern United States, and discusses the crusade by a handful of black and white citizens to eliminate the shameful practice.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dray, Philip.
At the hands of persons unknown.
New York : Random House, c2002
(OCoLC)606605940
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Dray
ISBN: 0375503242 9780375503245
OCLC Number: 47225236
Description: xii, 528 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
[ch.] 1. "A negro's life is a very cheap thing in Georgia" --
[ch.] 2. Judge Lynch's Law --
[ch.] 3. To gather my race in my arms --
[ch.] 4. The compromise --
[ch.] 5. "Let the eagle scream!" --
[ch.] 6. Writing history with lightning --
[ch.] 7. The wisest and best response --
[ch.] 8. The shame of America --
[ch.] 9. The tragedy of lynching --
[ch.] 10. States' rights, states' wrongs --
[ch.] 11. It can happen here --
[ch.] 12. Under color of law --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Philip Dray.
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A history of lynching in America describes its common use, especially in the southern United States, and discusses the crusade by a handful of black and white citizens to eliminate the shameful practice.

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