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At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America

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In At the Hands of Persons Unknown, the celebrated historian Philip Dray shines a clear, bright light on American history's darkest stain — its causes, perpetrators, apologists, and victims. He also tells the story of the men and women who led the long and difficult fight to expose and eradicate lynching, including Ida B. Wells, James Weldon Johnson, Walter White, and W.E.B. Du Bois. If lynching is emblematic of what is worst about America, their fight may stand for what is best: the love of justice and fairness and the conviction that one individual's sense of right can suffice to defy the gravest of wrongs. This landmark book follows the trajectory of both forces over American history and makes the history of lynching belong to us all.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375503245
Subtitle:
The Lynching of Black America
Author:
Dray, Philip
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Lynching
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
107-70
Publication Date:
January 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.54x6.40x1.64 in. 1.86 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » US History » General

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