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Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells (Negro American Biographies and Autobiographies)

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Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.

"No student of black history should overlook Crusade for Justice."—William M. Tuttle, Jr., Journal of American History

"Besides being the story of an incredibly courageous and outspoken black woman in the face of innumerable odds, the book is a valuable contribution to the social history of the United States and to the literature of the women's movement as well."—Elizabeth Kolmer, American Quarterly

"[Wells was] a sophisticated fighter whose prose was as though as her intellect."—Walter Goodman, New York Times

"An illuminating narrative of a zealous, race-conscious, civic- and church-minded black woman reformer, whose life story is a significant chapter in the history of Negro-White relations."—Thelma D. Perry, Negro History Bulletin

Synopsis:

The subject of a December, 1989, PBS documentary (based on this book), Ida B. Wells was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as well as her public activitiesin the fi ght against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.

About the Author

Alfreda M. Duster, who died in 1983, was the daughter of Ida B. Wells and Ferdinand L. Barnett, the first black state's attorney in Illinois.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword

Introduction

Preface

1. Born into Slavery

2. Hard Beginnings

3. New Opportunities

4. Iola

5. The "Free Speech" Days

6. Lynching at the Curve

7. Leaving Memphis Behind

8. At the Hands of a Mob

9. To Tell the Truth Freely

10. The Homesick Exile

11. Light from the Human Torch

12. Through England and Scotland

13. Breaking the Silent Indifference

14. An Indiscreet Letter

15. Final Days in London

16. "To the Seeker of Truth"

17. "Inter-Ocean" Letters

18. In Liverpool

19. In Manchester

20. In Bristol

21. Newcastle Notes

22. Memories of London

23. "You Can't Change the Record"

24. Last Days in Britain

25. A Regrettable Interview

26. Remembering English Friends

27. Susan B. Anthony

28. Ungentlemanly and Unchristian

29. Satin and Orange Blossoms

30. A Divided Duty

31. Again in the Public Eye

32. New Projects

33. Club Life and Politics

34. A Negro Theater

35. Negro Fellowship League

36. Illinois Lynchings

37. NAACP

38. Steve Green and "Chicken Joe" Campbell

39. Seeking the Negro Vote

40. Protest to the Governor

41. World War I and the Negro Soldiers

42. The Equal Rights League

43. East Saint Louis Riot

44. Arkansas Riot

45. The Tide of Hatred

46. The Price of Liberty

Bibliography

Index

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226893440
Editor:
Duster, Alfreda M.
Author:
Duster, Alfreda M.
Author:
Wells, Ida B.
Author:
Wells, Ada B.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Autobiography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civil rights workers -- United States.
Subject:
Wells-Barnett, Ida B.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Negro American Biographies and Autobiographies
Series Volume:
map MF-1724
Publication Date:
19910731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 halftones
Pages:
466
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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