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A spectacular secret : lynching in American life and literature

Author: Jacqueline Goldsby
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Takes on one of the grimmest secrets in America's national life - the history of lynching and, more generally, the public punishment of African Americans. The author shows that lynching cannot be  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Goldsby
ISBN: 0226301370 9780226301372 0226301389 9780226301389
OCLC Number: 475105735
Description: 418 s. : illustrations
Contents: A sign of the times : lynching and its cultural logic --
Writing "dynamitically" : Ida B. Wells --
"The drift of the public mind" : Stephen Crane --
Lynching's mass appeal and the "terrible real" : James Weldon Johnson --
Through a different lens : lynching photography at the turn of the nineteenth century --
In the mind's eye
Responsibility: Jacqueline Goldsby


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"An absolutely remarkable work. Goldsby argues that lynching was not a phenomenon that can be explained solely by appeals to psychoanalytic theory, nor can it be seen as a purely regional event Read more...

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