Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching

Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching

by Julie Buckner Armstrong


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820337661
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 848,517
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JULIE BUCKNER ARMSTRONG is an associate professor of English at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. She is coeditor of Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom's Bittersweet Song.

Table of Contents


Introduction Chapter One. Birth and Nation: Mary Turner and the Discourse of Lynching Chapter Two. Silence, Voice, and Motherhood: Constructing Lynching as a Black Woman's Issue Chapter Three. Brutal Facts and Split-Gut Words: Constructing Lynching as a National Trauma Chapter Four. Contemporary Confrontations: Recovering the Memory of Mary Turner Conclusion. Marking a Collective Past

Appendixes Appendix 1. "Hamp Smith Murdered; Young Wife Attacked by Negro Farm Hands"
Appendix 2. "Her Talk Enraged Them: Mary Turner Taken to Folsom's Bridge and Hanged"
Appendix 3. Joseph B. Cumming, Letter to the Editor Appendix 4. The Colored Welfare League, Resolutions Adopted and Sent to Governor Dorsey Urging that He Exercise His Authority Against Such Acts of Barbarism Appendix 5. Colored Federated Clubs of Georgia, Resolutions Expressive of Feelings Sent to President and Governor Appendix 6. Memorandum for Governor Dorsey from Walter F. White Appendix 7. Carrie Williams Clifford, "Little Mother (Upon the Lynching of Mary Turner)"
Appendix 8. Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, "dirty south moon"

Notes Bibliography Index

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