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Lynching And Murder in the Deep South (Lucent Library of Black History)

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Published by Lucent Books .
Written in English


  • Juvenile literature,
  • Violence against,
  • History - United States/20th Century,
  • General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Nonfiction - True Crime,
  • Southern States,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9),
  • Lynching,
  • History - United States/General,
  • People & Places - United States - African-American,
  • African Americans,
  • History

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8845679M
ISBN 101590188454
ISBN 109781590188453

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From the assembled work of fifteen leading scholars emerges a complex and provocative portrait of lynching in the American South. With subjects ranging in time from the late antebellum period to the early twentieth century, and in place from the border states to the Deep South, this collection of essays provides a rich comparative context in which to study the troubling history of lynching. This is the story of a fascinating and rotten community whose victims pay the ultimate price. Over eight terrifying months in the s, seven elderly women were raped and murdered in Columbus, Georgia, a city of , people whose history and conservative values are typical of America's Deep South. Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective homicide in the US cannot be properly understood solely through a discussion of the unsettled southern political situation after , but must be seen against a global conversation. Buy Violation: Justice, Race and Serial Murder in the Deep South First Edition by Rose, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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One of South Carolina’s most tragic cases of a family lynching occurred in April Bertha Lowman and her mother, Annie, were home on April 25 when they were visited by Sheriff H.H. Howard and four other officers from Aiken County. The men came to check for illegal whiskey. They were dressed in civilian clothes and did not produce any badges. The book presents the story of how 4 black people could be lynched without anyone ever paying for it. The book tells more stories actually - it tells the story of race relations after WW2, the story of horrendous human and civil rights violations no one ever paid for and the story of an investigation bound to fail. In much of the Deep South, lynchings peaked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as white racists turned to terrorism to dissuade blacks from voting in a period of disenfranchisement. In the Mississippi Delta, lynchings of blacks increased beginning in the late 19th century as white planters tried to control former slaves who had become landowners or sharecroppers. Robert Shelton, George Wallace and Michael Donald may no longer be in the news, but they are forever entwined in this riveting account of a racist murder in the Deep South. The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan, by journalist and author Laurence Leamer, recounts year-old Donald’s horrific death in at the hands of Alabama Ku Klux Klan members. The book is also a .