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Allen, James 1954-

Works: 2 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,434 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Photographs  History 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works about James Allen
Most widely held works by James Allen
Without sanctuary : lynching photography in America by James Allen( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tuskegee Institute records the lynching of 3,436 blacks between 1882 and 1950. This is probably a small percentage of these murders, which were seldom reported, and led to the creation of the NAACP in 1909, an organization dedicated to passing federal anti-lynching laws. Through all this terror and carnage someone-many times a professional photographer-carried a camera and took pictures of the events. These lynching photographs were often made into postcards and sold as souvenirs to the crowds in attendance. These images are some of photography's most brutal, surviving to this day so that we may now look back on the terrorism unleashed on America's African-American community and perhaps know our history and ourselves better. The almost one hundred images reproduced here are a testament to the camera's ability to make us remember what we often choose to forget
Without sanctuary : photographs and postcards of Lynching in America( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A photo document of proof, an unearthing of crimes, of collective mass murder, of mass memory graves excavated from the American conscience."
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.27 for Without sa ... to 0.50 for Without sa ...)

Without sanctuary : lynching photography in America
Alternative Names
Allen, James Edward 1954-

Allen, Jim 1954-

Allen, Jim 1954 June 16-

Allen, Jimmy 1954-

James Allen American antique collector

James Allen Amerikanischer Sammler

James Allen collezionista statunitense

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