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

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Reading Group Guide

1. What were some of the causes of the phenomenon of lynching in American history?

2. How would you describe a crowds role in and reaction to a lynching? Who is culpable in a lynching?

3. In what ways were government officials complicit in the many lynchings in American history? What were the root causes of that corruption? Have those causes been corrected today?

4. How would you place lynchings in the larger context of race relations in America?

5. Who were the heroes in this ghastly chapter of American history? Describe their choices and their courage.

6. Could a lynching happen today? What in America has changed? What has not?

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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