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At the Hands of Persons Unknown : The Lynching of Black America
by Philip Dray


Overview - 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 history's darkest stain--illuminating its causes, perpetrators, apologists, and victims.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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 history's 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 individual's 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 lynching's legacy belong to us all.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375754456
  • ISBN-10: 0375754458
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Publish Date: January 2003
  • Page Count: 552
  • Dimensions: 8.07 x 5.28 x 1.21 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.27 pounds

Series: Modern Library Paperbacks

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Books > Social Science > Minority Studies - General
Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Books > Social Science > Violence in Society

 
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