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Witnessing lynching : American writers respond

Author: Anne P Rice
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2003.
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"Witnessing Lynching: American Writers Respond is the first anthology to gather poetry, essays, drama, and fiction from the height of the lynching era (1889-1935). During this time, the torture of a black person drew thousands of local onlookers and was replayed throughout the nation in lurid newspaper reports. The selections gathered here represent the courageous efforts of American writers to witness the trauma of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Literary collections
Anthologies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne P Rice
ISBN: 0813533295 9780813533292 0813533309 9780813533308
OCLC Number: 51505774
Description: xv, 324 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Passing, lynching, and Jim Crow / Michele Wallace --
The contest over memory. 1889-1900. The sheriff's children (1889) / Charles W. Chesnutt --
Lynch law in the South (1892) / Frederick Douglass --
An appeal to my countrywomen (1896) / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
Excerpt from Mob rule in New Orleans (1900) / Ida B. Wells-Barnett --
Will Smith's defense of his race, from Contending forces (1900) / Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins. 1901-1910. Thoughts on the present conditions, from Reminiscences of my life in camp with the 33rd United States colored troops late 1st S.C. volunteers (1902) / Susie Baker King Taylor --
Beyond the limit (1903) / Alice French (Octave Thanet) --
The haunted oak (1903) ; The lynching of Jube Benson (1904) / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Excerpt from Lynching from a Negro's point of view (1904) / Mary Church Terrell --
The blaze, from The hindered hand; or, The reign of the repressionist (1905) / Sutton E. Griggs --
A litany at Atlanta (1906) / W.E.B. Du Bois --
Jim Crow cars (1907) / Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer. 1911-1920. I met a little blue-eyed girl (1912) / Bertha Johnston --
Excerpt from The autobiography of an ex-colored man (1912) and Brothers (1916) / James Weldon Johnson --
Jimmy (1914) / French Wilson --
The Waco horror : supplement to the Crisis, July 1916 --
Nigger Jeff (1918) / Theodore Dreiser --
Excerpts from The Chicago race riots, July 1919 (1919) and Man, the man-hunter (1920) / Carl Sandburg --
Aftermath (1919) / Mary Powell Burrill --
If we must die (1919) ; The lynching (1922) / Claude McKay --
Goldie (1920) / Angelina Weld Grimké. 1921-1930. Excerpt from Lynching and debt slavery (1921) / William Pickens --
So quietly (1921) / Leslie Pinckney Hill --
The black draftee from Dixie (1922) / Carrie Williams Clifford --
Christ recrucified (1922) / Countee Cullen --
The South (1922) / Langston Hughes --
Portrait in Georgia ; Blood-burning moon (1923) / Jean Toomer --
White things (1923) / Anne Spencer --
The present South (1923) / Floyd J. Calvin --
The unquenchable fire (1924) / Robert Bagnal --
Morning ride (1927) / Lola Ridge --
Tenebris (1927) / Angelina Weld Grimké --
I investigate lynchings (1929) / Walter Francis White. 1931-1935. He was a man (1932) ; Let us suppose (1935) / Sterling Brown --
Christ in Alabama (1932) / Langston Hughes --
Excerpt from Scottsboro and other Scottsboros (1934) / Nancy Clara Cunard --
Flag salute (1934) / Esther Popel --
Kneel to the rising sun (1935) / Erskine Caldwell --
Between the world and me (1935) / Richard Wright.
Responsibility: edited by Anne P. Rice ; foreword by Michele Wallace.
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