Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases (Paperback)

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These shocking accounts of lynching within the Southern States during the late nineteenth century remain no less poignant today than when they were first recorded. A terrible reminder of the violent consequences which ingrained racism has upon society, this book unflinchingly tells of the various laws throughout the USA which allowed crowds to hunt, beat and hang black Americans. This process of lynching persisted for decades, with several communities purposely photographing and publicising their aftermath. Prefaced with a letter from the anti-slavery and black rights campaigner Frederick Douglass, this book describes the various incidents which resulted from authorities turning a blind eye to the violence building in the Southern United States. It is an unabashed exposure of the depravity to which the indulgence of prejudiced attitudes leads by Ida B. Wells-Barnett, in the brutally honest style for which she became both famous and remembered.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781387863426
ISBN-10: 1387863428
Publication Date: June 6th, 2018
Pages: 48
Language: English