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They left great marks on me : African American testimonies of racial violence from emancipation to World War I

Author: Kidada E Williams
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
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"Well after slavery was abolished, its legacy of violence left deep wounds on African Americans' bodies, minds, and lives. For many victims and witnesses of the assaults, rapes, murders, nightrides, lynchings, and other bloody acts that followed, the suffering this violence engendered was at once too painful to put into words yet too horrible to suppress. In this evocative and deeply moving history, Kidada Williams  Read more...
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Williams, Kidada E.
They left great marks on me.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011039379
(OCoLC)733232567
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kidada E Williams
ISBN: 9780814795378 0814795374 9780814784860 0814784860 9780814784686 0814784682 9780814784680
OCLC Number: 778459402
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 281 pages)
Contents: The "special object(s) of hatred and persecution" : the terror of emancipation --
"A long series of oppression, injustice, and violence" : the purgatory of sectional reconciliation --
"Lynched, burned alive, Jim-Crowed in my country" : shaping responses to the descent to hell --
"If you can, the colored needs help" : reaching out from local communities --
"It is not for us to run away from violence" : fueling the NAACP's antilynching --
Crusade --
Epilogue : closer to the promised land.
Responsibility: Kidada E. Williams.
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