The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Author: James H. Cone
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 160833001X
ISBN 13: 9781608330010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Cross and the Lynching Tree Book Review:

A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.

The Lynching

The Lynching
Author: Laurence Leamer
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0062458353
ISBN 13: 9780062458353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lynching Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death—the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael’s grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan’s motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs.

The Lynching of Emmett Till

The Lynching of Emmett Till
Author: Christopher Metress
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780813921228
ISBN 13: 0813921228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lynching of Emmett Till Book Review:

Uses excerpts from newspapers and editorials and accounts of the murder and trial to examine the lynching of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, in a volume which also contains selections from poems, songs, interviews, essays, and memoirs relating to the incident.

Blood Justice

Blood Justice
Author: Howard Smead
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780195054293
ISBN 13: 0195054296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Blood Justice Book Review:

Reconstructs the case of Mack Charles Parker, a young African-American man who was lynched by a white mob in 1959 after being charged with the rape of a white woman in Poplarville, Mississippi.

The Lynching of Language

The Lynching of Language
Author: Dianne G. Bystrom,Lynda L. Kaid
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780252065170
ISBN 13: 0252065174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands
Author: Nicholas Villanueva Jr.
Publsiher: University of New Mexico Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 082635839X
ISBN 13: 9780826358394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands Book Review:

More than just a civil war, the Mexican Revolution in 1910 triggered hostilities along the border between Mexico and the United States. In particular, the decade following the revolution saw a dramatic rise in the lynching of ethnic Mexicans in Texas. This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on by the fighting in the borderland made Anglo-Texans feel justified in their violent actions against Mexicans. They were able to use the legal system to their advantage, and their actions often went unpunished. Villanueva’s work further differentiates the borderland lynching of ethnic Mexicans from the Southern lynching of African Americans by asserting that the former was about citizenship and sovereignty, as many victims’ families had resources to investigate the crimes and thereby place the incidents on an international stage.

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker
Author: Dennis B. Downey,Raymond M. Hyser
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-07-06
ISBN 10: 1625841035
ISBN 13: 9781625841032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker Book Review:

On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was lynched--burned alive--by an angry mob on the outskirts of Coatesville, a prosperous Pennsylvania steel town. At the time of his very public murder, Walker, an African American millworker, was under arrest for the shooting and killing of a respected local police officer. Investigated by the NAACP, the horrific incident garnered national and international attention. Despite this scrutiny, a conspiracy of silence shrouded the events, and the accused men and boys were found not guilty at trial. On the 100th anniversary of the lynching and the 20th anniversary of the book's original release as No Crooked Death, authors Dennis B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser bring new insight to events that rocked a community.

The Lynching of Cleo Wright

The Lynching of Cleo Wright
Author: Dominic J. Capeci Jr.
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 0813156467
ISBN 13: 9780813156460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lynching of Cleo Wright Book Review:

On January 20, 1942, black oil mill worker Cleo Wright assaulted a white woman in her home and nearly killed the first police officer who tried to arrest him. An angry mob then hauled Wright out of jail and dragged him through the streets of Sikeston, Missouri, before burning him alive. Wright's death was, unfortunately, not unique in American history, but what his death meant in the larger context of life in the United States in the twentieth-century is an important and compelling story. After the lynching, the U.S. Justice Department was forced to become involved in civil rights concerns for the first time, provoking a national reaction to violence on the home front at a time when the country was battling for democracy in Europe. Dominic Capeci unravels the tragic story of Wright's life on several stages, showing how these acts of violence were indicative not only of racial tension but the clash of the traditional and the modern brought about by the war. Capeci draws from a wide range of archival sources and personal interviews with the participants and spectators to draw vivid portraits of Wright, his victims, law-enforcement officials, and members of the lynch mob. He places Wright in the larger context of southern racial violence and shows the significance of his death in local, state, and national history during the most important crisis of the twentieth-century.

The Lynching of Ladies

The Lynching of Ladies
Author: Jo Ann Mason
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1483686337
ISBN 13: 9781483686332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lynching of Ladies Book Review:

The Lynching of Ladies is the first in a trilogy of memoirs about two best friends. After experiencing one traumatic experience after another, one dresses herself in tenacity and perseverance and the other in self-loathing and defeat. These ladies experience social, emotional, and physical lynchings throughout their young lives. When Casey tells Arianna, "Men go off to war, women go off to men there are casualties in both," a turning point begins. Both carry the broken pieces of their adolescence into adulthood, with disastrous results . . . until one day a healthy dose of self-esteem saves one of them in a life-altering way. These events do not happen without much wit and laughter. It is written for women who want to stop being the victim and become the victor. This is a self-help primer for women all over the world, regardless of social station or economic background. It is written to help stop "the lynching of ladies!" None of this happens without much wit and laughter.

The Lynching of Louie Sam

The Lynching of Louie Sam
Author: Elizabeth Stewart
Publsiher: Annick Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-06
ISBN 10: 9781554514380
ISBN 13: 155451438X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lynching of Louie Sam Book Review:

After Native American Louie Sam is suspected of killing someone, he is chased into Canada and lynched, but teenager George Gillies, a newcomer to Washington Territory, doesn't think Louie was guilty and sets out to investigate.

Ameno Black: the Lynching of Arliss Black

Ameno Black: the Lynching of Arliss Black
Author: M.E. Robertson-Hoon
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2014-06-27
ISBN 10: 1312310553
ISBN 13: 9781312310551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ameno Black: the Lynching of Arliss Black Book Review:

He is a blast from the Yarford city past and now he is beat reporter for the city paper. I thought this may be refreshing new beginning by introducing a character from the past, well at least it was not the two-faced Chester Mingolt - everyone can now take a collective sigh of relief.

Judicial Lynching: The Lynching of Citizen Charles Tyson (An Expose)

Judicial Lynching: The Lynching of Citizen Charles Tyson (An Expose)
Author: Charles Tyson
Publsiher: Newsflash Affordable Printing, LLC
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN 10: 1618131494
ISBN 13: 9781618131492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Judicial Lynching: The Lynching of Citizen Charles Tyson (An Expose) Book Review:

I am a Man that's been thrown into Prison by all means. I had no Rights at my trial, Constitutional, or otherwise. I wrote the Book to show the Public what steps the Courts in South Carolina will take to imprison this Citizen. The reader can make his or her own mind about why I gave the Book its Title.

At the Hands of Persons Unknown

At the Hands of Persons Unknown
Author: Philip Dray
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780307430663
ISBN 13: 0307430669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


At the Hands of Persons Unknown Book Review:

WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION • “A landmark work of unflinching scholarship.”—The New York Times This extraordinary account of lynching in America, by acclaimed civil rights historian Philip Dray, shines a clear, bright light on American history’s darkest stain—illuminating its causes, perpetrators, apologists, and victims. Philip Dray also tells the story of the men and women who led the long and difficult fight to expose and eradicate lynching, including Ida B. Wells, James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and W.E.B. Du Bois. If lynching is emblematic of what is worst about America, their fight may stand for what is best: the commitment to justice and fairness and the conviction that one individual’s sense of right can suffice to defy the gravest of wrongs. This landmark book follows the trajectory of both forces over American history—and makes lynching’s legacy belong to us all. Praise for At the Hands of Persons Unknown “In this history of lynching in the post-Reconstruction South—the most comprehensive of its kind—the author has written what amounts to a Black Book of American race relations.”—The New Yorker “A powerfully written, admirably perceptive synthesis of the vast literature on lynching. It is the most comprehensive social history of this shameful subject in almost seventy years and should be recognized as a major addition to the bibliography of American race relations.”—David Levering Lewis “An important and courageous book, well written, meticulously researched, and carefully argued.”—The Boston Globe “You don’t really know what lynching was until you read Dray’s ghastly accounts of public butchery and official complicity.”—Time

Witnessing Lynching

Witnessing Lynching
Author: Anne P. Rice
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780813533308
ISBN 13: 0813533309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Witnessing Lynching Book Review:

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 lynching and to expose the truth about this uniquely American atrocity. Included are well-known authors and activists such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Ida B. Wells, and Theodore Dreiser, as well as many others. These writers respond to lynching in many different ways, using literature to protest and educate, to create a space of mourning in which to commemorate and rehumanize the dead, and as a cathartic release for personal and collective trauma. Their words provide today's reader with a chance to witness lynching and better understand the current state of race relations in America. An introduction by Anne P. Rice offers a broad historical and thematic framework to ground the selections.

The First Waco Horror

The First Waco Horror
Author: Patricia Bernstein
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1603445471
ISBN 13: 9781603445474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The First Waco Horror Book Review:

In 1916, in front of a crowd of ten to fifteen thousand cheering spectators watched as seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court for the rape and murder of a white woman. The city's mayor and police chief watched Washington's torture and murder and did nothing. Nearby, a professional photographer took pictures to sell as mementos of that day. The stark story and gory pictures were soon printed in The Crisis, the monthly magazine of the fledgling NAACP, as part of that organization's campaign for antilynching legislation. Even in the vast bloodbath of lynchings that washed across the South and Midwest during the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Waco lynching stood out. The NAACP assigned a young white woman, Elisabeth Freeman, to travel to Waco to investigate, and report back. The evidence she gathered and gave to W. E. B. Du Bois provided grist for the efforts of the NAACP to raise national consciousness of the atrocities being committed and to raise funds to lobby antilynching legislation as well. In the summer of 1916, three disparate forces - a vibrant, growing city bursting with optimism on the blackland prairie of Central Texas, a young woman already tempered in the frontline battles for woman's suffrage, and a very small organization of grimly determined "progressives" in New York City - collided with each other, with consequences no one could have foreseen. They were brought together irrevocably by the prolonged torture and public murder of Jesse Washington - the atrocity that became known as the Waco Horror. Drawing on extensive research in the national files of the NAACP, local newspapers and archives, and interviews with the descendants of participants in the events of that day, Patricia Bernstein has reconstructed the details of not only the crime but also its aftermath. She has charted the ways the story affected the development of the NAACP and especially the eventual success of its antilynching campaign. She searches for answers to the questions of how participating in such violence affected the lives of the mob leaders, the city officials who stood by passively, and the community that found itself capable of such abject behavior.

A Mississippi Burning

A Mississippi Burning
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:424500403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Mississippi Burning Book Review:

ABSTRACT: When twenty-two year old African American Lloyd Clay was strung up from an old elm tree, burned alive, and his body riddled with bullets by a white lynch mob of approximately one-thousand people on the corner of a major intersection in Vicksburg, Mississippi, nothing happened. Vicksburg in the year 1919 was typical of many other cities throughout the United States deep South. When Clay was unjustly crucified, no whites from the mob were put on trial; and there was no backlash or retaliation from the black Vicksburg citizenry. As a matter of fact, Clay's mother was even told by whites not to go to the morgue to identify her dead son's body; it would be best, they suggested, if she stayed out of it. This case study will specifically situate Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the lynching of Lloyd Clay within the context of the last decade of the 19th century and the first two decades of the 20th century, called by many historians, the Progressive Era. It will examine why black lynchings increased after slavery was constitutionally abolished and the Reconstruction Era in the American South came to an end. It will also juxtapose Mississippi lynchings, blamed for the maintenance of economical, political, and social white privilege, against the Progressive Era to show how those lynchings encumbered black economic, political, and social progress.

The Lynchings in Duluth

The Lynchings in Duluth
Author: Michael Fedo
Publsiher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 1681340143
ISBN 13: 9781681340142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lynchings in Duluth Book Review:

On the evening of June 15, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, three young black men, accused of the rape of a white woman, were pulled from their jail cells and lynched by a mob numbering in the thousands. Yet for years the incident was nearly forgotten. This updated, second edition of The Lynchings in Duluth includes a new preface by the author, additional research and notes, and suggestions for further reading. “This account of racial violence in the early twentieth century is a genuinely startling and illuminating contribution to our understanding of racial justice in the United States in the twenty-first. Many Americans have found it convenient to think that episodes like this come only from the Jim Crow–era Deep South. The Lynchings in Duluth is a powerful reminder of the broader American pattern.” James Fallows, The Atlantic “A chilling reconstruction of a 1920 racial tragedy. . . . Combining hour-by-hour, day-by-day narrative with expert scholarship based on interviews, suppressed documents and news reports, Fedo skillfully portrays Northern prejudice and violence.” Los Angeles Times “This tense book punches out a story of devastating fury. . . . As pointed as a Klansman’s cap, this book conveys the horror of mob action—and the disturbing truth that it knows no region.” Milwaukee Journal

Lynching in the New South

Lynching in the New South
Author: William Fitzhugh Brundage
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780252063459
ISBN 13: 0252063457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lynching in the New South Book Review:

Based on analysis of nearly 600 cases, this volume offers a full appraisal of the complex character of lynching. An original aspect of this work demonstrates the role blacks played in combatting lynching, either by flight, protest, or organized opposition which culminated in the expansion of the NAACP.

100 Years of Lynchings

100 Years of Lynchings
Author: Ralph Ginzburg
Publsiher: Black Classic Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780933121188
ISBN 13: 0933121180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


100 Years of Lynchings Book Review:

Ginzburg compiles vivid newspaper accounts from 1886 to 1960 to provide insight and understanding of the history of racial violence.

Lynching and Spectacle

Lynching and Spectacle
Author: Amy Louise Wood
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780807878118
ISBN 13: 0807878111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lynching and Spectacle Book Review:

Lynch mobs in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America exacted horrifying public torture and mutilation on their victims. In Lynching and Spectacle, Amy Wood explains what it meant for white Americans to perform and witness these sadistic spectacles and how lynching played a role in establishing and affirming white supremacy. Lynching, Wood argues, overlapped with a variety of cultural practices and performances, both traditional and modern, including public executions, religious rituals, photography, and cinema, all which encouraged the horrific violence and gave it social acceptability. However, she also shows how the national dissemination of lynching images ultimately fueled the momentum of the antilynching movement and the decline of the practice. Using a wide range of sources, including photos, newspaper reports, pro- and antilynching pamphlets, early films, and local city and church records, Wood reconfigures our understanding of lynching's relationship to modern life. Wood expounds on the critical role lynching spectacles played in establishing and affirming white supremacy at the turn of the century, particularly in towns and cities experiencing great social instability and change. She also shows how the national dissemination of lynching images fueled the momentum of the antilynching movement and ultimately led to the decline of lynching. By examining lynching spectacles alongside both traditional and modern practices and within both local and national contexts, Wood reconfigures our understanding of lynching's relationship to modern life.