At the Altar of Lynching: Burning Sam Hose in the American South

At the Altar of Lynching: Burning Sam Hose in the American South

by Donald G. Mathews

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316633984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/11/2017
Series: Cambridge Studies on the American South
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 834,406
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Donald G. Mathews has taught at Duke and Princeton Universities, as well as at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has studied and written about religion and the South for over fifty years, publishing three books and over thirty articles. He is the author of Religion in the Old South (1979) and co-author of Sex, Gender, and the Politics of ERA (1993).

Table of Contents

1. Before the burning: Southern mastery; 2. Sex, danger, and religion: facing a 'savage fury'; 3. Kindling the fire; 4. Burning Sam Hose; 5. Ashes: rape and history; 6. Ashes: the blind and sighted; 7. At the altar: crucifixion.

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