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To keep the waters troubled : the life of Ida B. Wells

Author: Linda McMurry Edwards
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the generation that followed Frederick Douglass, no African American was more prominent, or more outspoken, than Ida B. Wells. Her crusade against lynching in the 1890s made her famous, or notorious, across America, and she was seriously considered as a rival to W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington for race leadership. This book is the first full biography of Wells, a passionate crusader for black people and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ida B Wells-Barnett; Ida B Wells-Barnett; Ida B Wells-Barnett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda McMurry Edwards
ISBN: 0195088123 9780195088120
OCLC Number: 38521417
Description: xvi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Childhood and Early Adulthood --
2. Memphis and the Railroad Suits --
3. Social Activities of the Black Elite --
4. Coping with Gender Roles and Spirituality --
5. Moving from Teaching to Journalism --
6. Editorship of the Free Speech --
7. The Memphis Lynchings --
8. Indictment of Lynching --
9. Antilynching Lectures --
10. Taking the Message to the World --
11. The Continued Crusade --
12. Balancing Womanhood and Activism --
13. Organizational Efforts and Problems --
14. Community and Interracial Activities --
15. New Crusades for Justice --
16. Prejudice, Protest, and Politics --
17. Defending Freedom until Death.
Responsibility: Linda O. McMurry.
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This is the biography of Ida Wells, a crusader for black people and women, and one who was sometimes torn by her conflicting loyalties to race and gender. Wells' career began amidst controversy when  Read more...

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