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

Author: Philip Dray
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern Library pbk. 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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Dray
ISBN: 0375754458 9780375754456
OCLC Number: 51330092
Description: xii, 528 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: "A negro's life is a very cheap thing in Georgia" --
Judge Lynch's Law --
To gather my race in my arms --
The compromise --
"Let the eagle scream!" --
Writing history with lightning --
The wisest and best response --
The shame of America --
The tragedy of lynching --
States' rights, states' wrongs --
It can happen here --
Under color of law.
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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