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

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Awards

Winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

This extraordinary account of lynching in America, by acclaimed civil rights historian Philip Dray, shines a clear, bright light on American historys darkest stain—illuminating its causes, perpetrators, apologists, and victims. Philip Dray 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 commitment to justice and fairness and the conviction that one individuals 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 lynchings legacy belong to us all.

Review:

"An important and courageous book, well written, meticulously researched, and carefully argued." The Boston Globe

Review:

"Dray balances moral indignation with a sound understanding of history and politics. The result is vital, hard-hitting cultural history." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"This is a compelling look at an ugly element of American culture, sure to attract readers interested in American race relations." Booklist

About the Author

Philip Dray is the co-author of We Are Not Afraid: The Story of Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney and the Civil Rights Campaign for Mississippi, which was a New York Times Notable Book for 1988. Born in Chicago and raised in Minnesota, Dray now lives in New York City. He has been a contributor to many publications, including Mother Jones, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375754456
Author:
Dray, Philip
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Lynching
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Southern States Race relations.
Subject:
Lynching -- Southern States -- History.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
history;lynching;non-fiction;african american
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Series Volume:
47
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PG BandW PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8 x 5.22 x 1.14 in 1.25 lb

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Product details 544 pages Modern Library - English 9780375754456 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An important and courageous book, well written, meticulously researched, and carefully argued."
"Review" by , "Dray balances moral indignation with a sound understanding of history and politics. The result is vital, hard-hitting cultural history."
"Review" by , "This is a compelling look at an ugly element of American culture, sure to attract readers interested in American race relations."
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