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The Resource 'They say' : Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race, James West Davidson

'They say' : Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race, James West Davidson

Label
'They say' : Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race
Title
'They say'
Title remainder
Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race
Statement of responsibility
James West Davidson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1880 and 1930, Southern mobs hanged, burned, and otherwise tortured to death at least 3,300 African Americans. And yet the rest of the nation largely ignored the horror of lynching or took it for granted, until a young schoolteacher from Tennessee raised her voice. Her name was Ida B. Wells." "In They Say, historian James West Davidson recounts the first thirty years of this woman's life - as well as the story of the great struggle over the meaning of race in post-emancipation America. He captures the changes that swept the South as Wells grew up in Holly Springs, Mississippi: the spread of education among the free blacks, the rise of political activism, the bitter struggles for equality in the face of entrenched social custom. Davidson traces the crosscurrents of these cultural conflicts through Ida Wells's forceful personality. When a conductor threw her off a train for not retreating to the segregated car, she sued the railroad - and won. When she protested conditions in the segregated Memphis schools, she was fired - and took up full-time journalism. And in 1892, when an explosive lynching rocked Memphis, she embarked full-blown on the career for which she is not remembered, as an outspoken writer and lecturer against lynching."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, James West
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.W55
LC item number
D385 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New narratives in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American women social reformers
  • African American women educators
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights workers
  • African American women social reformers
  • African American women educators
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • Racism
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • United States
Label
'They say' : Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race, James West Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "Dose this look Natchel" -- 1. Into a changing world -- 2. A moral education -- 3. Unladylike lady -- 4. Edged tools -- 5. Ambition to edit -- 6. They say -- 7. Do something -- 8. Exiled
Control code
84152831
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780195160215
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007004756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)84152831
Label
'They say' : Ida B. Wells and the reconstruction of race, James West Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: "Dose this look Natchel" -- 1. Into a changing world -- 2. A moral education -- 3. Unladylike lady -- 4. Edged tools -- 5. Ambition to edit -- 6. They say -- 7. Do something -- 8. Exiled
Control code
84152831
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xiii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780195160215
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007004756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)84152831

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