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Southern horrors and other writings : the anti-lynching campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900

Author: Ida B Wells-Barnett; Jacqueline Jones Royster
Publisher: Boston, MA : Bedford Books, ©1997.
Series: Bedford series in history and culture.
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"This brief volume introduces readers to the prominent reformer and journalist Ida B. Wells and her late-nineteenth-century crusade to abolish lynching. Built around three crucial documents - Well's pamphlet Southern Horrors (1892), her essay A Red Record (1895), and her case study Mob Rule in New Orleans (1900) - the volume shows how Wells defined lynching for an international audience as an issue deserving public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ida B Wells-Barnett; Ida B Wells-Barnett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ida B Wells-Barnett; Jacqueline Jones Royster
ISBN: 0312128126 0312116950 9780312128128 9780312116958
OCLC Number: 35712450
Description: xi, 228 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Equity and justice for all. Lynching and Reconstruction ; Wells and the American agenda ; The case according to Wells --
The documents. Southern horrors : lynch law in all its phases ; A red record ; Mob rule in New Orleans --
Appendices. A Wells chronology (1862-1931) ; Questions for consideration.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by Jacqueline Jones Royster.

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"This brief volume introduces readers to the prominent reformer and journalist Ida B. Wells and her late-nineteenth-century crusade to abolish lynching. Built around three crucial documents - Well's pamphlet Southern Horrors (1892), her essay A Red Record (1895), and her case study Mob Rule in New Orleans (1900) - the volume shows how Wells defined lynching for an international audience as an issue deserving public concern and action. The editor's introduction places lynching in its historical context and provides important background information on Well's life and career. Also included are illustrations, a chronology, questions for consideration, a bibliography, and an index."--BOOK JACKET.

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