Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900 / Edition 1

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Overview

Ida B. Wells was an African-American woman who achieved national and international fame as a journalist, public speaker, and community activist. This volume collects three pamphlets that constitute her major works during the anti-lynching movement: Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, A Red Record, and Mob Rule in New Orleans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312116958
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 597,564
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.17 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Jones Royster is associate professor of English at Ohio State University. Among her areas of interest are the rhetorical history of women of African descent and the development of literacy. She has published articles in books and journals on literacy studies and women's studies. She is currently at work on Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION: EQUITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

Lynching and Reconstruction

Wells and the American Agenda

The Case According to Wells

PART II. THE DOCUMENTS

Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
A Red Record
Mob Rule in New Orleans

APPENDICES

A Wells Chronology (1862-1931)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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