African Americans Confront Lynching: Strategies of Resistance from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era

African Americans Confront Lynching: Strategies of Resistance from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era

by Christopher Waldrep
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742552721

ISBN-13: 9780742552722

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This book examines African Americans' strategies for resisting white racial violence from the Civil War until the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, and on into the Clinton era. Christopher Waldrep's semibiographical approach to the pioneers in the antilynching campaign portrays African America as active participants in the effort to end racial

Overview

This book examines African Americans' strategies for resisting white racial violence from the Civil War until the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, and on into the Clinton era. Christopher Waldrep's semibiographical approach to the pioneers in the antilynching campaign portrays African America as active participants in the effort to end racial violence rather than as passive victims. A rich selection of documents helps give the story a sense of immediacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742552722
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2008
Series:
African American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Racial Violence During Reconstruction Chapter 2: T. Thomas Fortune and the Rhetoric of Constitutionalism Chapter 3: Ida B. Wells and Monroe Work and the Power of Numbers Chapter 4: The NAACP: Organized Resistance Chapter 5: Facing Dynamite: Racial Violence After World War II Chapter 6: Hate Crimes: The Ordeal Continues Documents Bibliographic Essay

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