9781319049041

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319049041

  • ISBN10:

    1319049044

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-05-06
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

Gain insight into the life of Ida B. Wells as Southern Horrors and Other Writings illustrates how events like yellow fever epidemic transformed her into a internationally famous journalist, public speaker, and activist at the turn of the twentieth century.

Author Biography

Jacqueline Jones Royster is Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. 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
Illustrations

PART ONE
INTRODUCTION: Equity and Justice for All
A Lynching at the Curve
A Pathway to Activism
The Case According to Wells

PART TWO
THE DOCUMENTS
Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
A Red Record
Crusade for Justice, Chapters 10 – 15

APPENDIXES
A Wells Chronology (1862–1931)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index

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