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Men, mobs, and law : anti-lynching and labor defense in U.S. radical history

Author: Rebecca Nell Hill
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Compares the anti-lynching movement (epitomized the NAACP) to the movement in defense of labor activists (epitomized by the ACLU), and the rhetorical strategies they used to shape public opinion.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hill, Rebecca Nell, 1969-
Men, mobs, and law.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Nell Hill
ISBN: 9780822342571 082234257X 9780822342809 0822342804
OCLC Number: 209334338
Language Note: English.
Description: 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: John Brown : the left's great man --
Haymarket --
Anti-lynching and labor defense : intersections and contradictions --
No wives or family encumber them : Sacco and Vanzetti --
The Communist party and the defense tradition from Scottsboro to the Rosenbergs --
Born guilty : George Jackson and the return of the lumpen hero.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Rebecca N. Hill.


Compares two seemingly unrelated types of left protest campaigns: those intended to defend labour organizers from prosecution and those seeking to memorialize lynching victims and stop the practice  Read more...


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"'Do you not understand your own language?' David Walker famously asked white America. It is an enduring question for activists and scholars of the antiracist left, and one that Rebecca N. Hill Read more...

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