Ida B. Wells' Southern Horrors

Ida B. Wells' Southern Horrors

by Ida B. Wells, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Ida Bell Wells, Southern Horrors
     
 

In 1892 Ida B. Wells published a pamphlet titled Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, and A Red Record, 1892�1894, which documented research on a lynching. Having examined many accounts of lynching based on alleged "rape of white women," she concluded that Southerners concocted rape as an excuse to hide their real reason for lynchings: black economic…  See more details below

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In 1892 Ida B. Wells published a pamphlet titled Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, and A Red Record, 1892�1894, which documented research on a lynching. Having examined many accounts of lynching based on alleged "rape of white women," she concluded that Southerners concocted rape as an excuse to hide their real reason for lynchings: black economic progress, which threatened not only white Southerners' pocketbooks, but also their ideas about black inferiority.
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 � March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations.
-Wikipedia.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016630274
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Series:
Southern Horrors , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
883,473
File size:
87 KB

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Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 � March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist and, with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett, an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement, establishing several notable women's organizations.
-Wikipedia.com

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