9780312116958

Southern Horrors and Other Writings The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312116958

  • ISBN10:

    0312116950

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/15/1996
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

Ida B. Wells was an African-American woman who achieved national and international fame as a journalist, public speaker, and community activist. This volume collects three pamphlets that constitute her major works during the anti-lynching movement:Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases,A Red Record, andMob Rule in New Orleans.

Author Biography

Jacqueline Jones Royster is associate professor of English at Ohio State University. Among her areas of interest are the rhetorical history of women of African descent and the development of literacy. She has published articles in books and journals on literacy studies and women's studies. She is currently at work on Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change among African American Women.

Table of Contents

  Foreword
  Preface
    
PART I. INTRODUCTION: EQUITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
    
  Lynching and Reconstruction
    
  Wells and the American Agenda
    
  The Case According to Wells
    
PART II. THE DOCUMENTS
    
    Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
    A Red Record
    Mob Rule in New Orleans
    
APPENDICES
    
  A Wells Chronology (1862-1931)
  Questions for Consideration
  Selected Bibliography
    
  Index

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