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The Resource Witnessing lynching : American writers respond, edited by Anne P. Rice ; foreword by Michele Wallace

Witnessing lynching : American writers respond, edited by Anne P. Rice ; foreword by Michele Wallace

Label
Witnessing lynching : American writers respond
Title
Witnessing lynching
Title remainder
American writers respond
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anne P. Rice ; foreword by Michele Wallace
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Witnessing Lynching: American Writers Respond is the first anthology to gather poetry, essays, drama, and fiction from the height of the lynching era (1889-1935). During this time, the torture of a black person drew thousands of local onlookers and was replayed throughout the nation in lurid newspaper reports. The selections gathered here represent the courageous efforts of American writers to witness the trauma of lynching and to expose the truth about this uniquely American atrocity. Included are well-known authors and activists such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Ida B. Wells, and Theodore Dreiser, as well as many others. These writers responded to lynching in many different ways, using literature to protest and educate, to create a space of mourning in which to commemorate and rehumanize the dead, and as a cathartic release for personal and collective trauma. Their words provide today's reader with a chance to witness lynching and better understand the current state of race relations in America."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.8/355
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS509.L94
LC item number
W58 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rice, Anne P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lynching
  • Lynching
  • American literature
  • Lynchage
  • Littérature américaine
  • Literatur
  • Lynchjustiz (Motiv)
  • USA
Label
Witnessing lynching : American writers respond, edited by Anne P. Rice ; foreword by Michele Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-311) 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
  • Passing, lynching, and Jim Crow
  • Michele Wallace
  • The contest over memory
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • Will Smith's defense of his race, from Contending forces (1900)
  • Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
  • 1889-1900.
  • The sheriff's children (1889)
  • Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Lynch law in the South (1892)
  • Frederick Douglass
  • An appeal to my countrywomen (1896)
  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • Excerpt from Mob rule in New Orleans (1900)
  • Excerpt from Lynching from a Negro's point of view (1904)
  • Mary Church Terrell
  • The blaze, from The hindered hand; or, The reign of the repressionist (1905)
  • Sutton E. Griggs
  • A litany at Atlanta (1906)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Jim Crow cars (1907)
  • Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer
  • 1901-1910.
  • Thoughts on the present conditions, from Reminiscences of my life in camp with the 33rd United States colored troops late 1st S.C. volunteers (1902)
  • Susie Baker King Taylor
  • Beyond the limit (1903)
  • Alice French (Octave Thanet)
  • The haunted oak (1903)
  • The lynching of Jube Benson (1904)
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Nigger Jeff (1918)
  • Theodore Dreiser
  • Excerpts from The Chicago race riots, July 1919 (1919) and Man, the man-hunter (1920)
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Aftermath (1919)
  • Mary Powell Burrill
  • If we must die (1919)
  • The lynching (1922)
  • Claude McKay
  • Goldie (1920)
  • 1911-1920.
  • Angelina Weld Grimké
  • I met a little blue-eyed girl (1912)
  • Bertha Johnston
  • Excerpt from The autobiography of an ex-colored man (1912) and Brothers (1916)
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Jimmy (1914)
  • French Wilson
  • The Waco horror : supplement to the Crisis, July 1916
  • Countee Cullen
  • The South (1922)
  • Langston Hughes
  • Portrait in Georgia
  • Blood-burning moon (1923)
  • Jean Toomer
  • White things (1923)
  • Anne Spencer
  • The present South (1923)
  • Floyd J. Calvin
  • 1921-1930.
  • The unquenchable fire (1924)
  • Robert Bagnal
  • Morning ride (1927)
  • Lola Ridge
  • Tenebris (1927)
  • Angelina Weld Grimké
  • I investigate lynchings (1929)
  • Walter Francis White
  • Excerpt from Lynching and debt slavery (1921)
  • William Pickens
  • So quietly (1921)
  • Leslie Pinckney Hill
  • The black draftee from Dixie (1922)
  • Carrie Williams Clifford
  • Christ recrucified (1922)
  • Flag salute (1934)
  • Esther Popel
  • Kneel to the rising sun (1935)
  • Erskine Caldwell
  • Between the world and me (1935)
  • Richard Wright
  • 1931-1935.
  • He was a man (1932)
  • Let us suppose (1935)
  • Sterling Brown
  • Christ in Alabama (1932)
  • Langston Hughes
  • Excerpt from Scottsboro and other Scottsboros (1934)
  • Nancy Clara Cunard
Control code
51505774
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 324 pages
Isbn
9780813533308
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003000228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51505774
Label
Witnessing lynching : American writers respond, edited by Anne P. Rice ; foreword by Michele Wallace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-311) 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
  • Passing, lynching, and Jim Crow
  • Michele Wallace
  • The contest over memory
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • Will Smith's defense of his race, from Contending forces (1900)
  • Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
  • 1889-1900.
  • The sheriff's children (1889)
  • Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Lynch law in the South (1892)
  • Frederick Douglass
  • An appeal to my countrywomen (1896)
  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • Excerpt from Mob rule in New Orleans (1900)
  • Excerpt from Lynching from a Negro's point of view (1904)
  • Mary Church Terrell
  • The blaze, from The hindered hand; or, The reign of the repressionist (1905)
  • Sutton E. Griggs
  • A litany at Atlanta (1906)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Jim Crow cars (1907)
  • Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer
  • 1901-1910.
  • Thoughts on the present conditions, from Reminiscences of my life in camp with the 33rd United States colored troops late 1st S.C. volunteers (1902)
  • Susie Baker King Taylor
  • Beyond the limit (1903)
  • Alice French (Octave Thanet)
  • The haunted oak (1903)
  • The lynching of Jube Benson (1904)
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Nigger Jeff (1918)
  • Theodore Dreiser
  • Excerpts from The Chicago race riots, July 1919 (1919) and Man, the man-hunter (1920)
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Aftermath (1919)
  • Mary Powell Burrill
  • If we must die (1919)
  • The lynching (1922)
  • Claude McKay
  • Goldie (1920)
  • 1911-1920.
  • Angelina Weld Grimké
  • I met a little blue-eyed girl (1912)
  • Bertha Johnston
  • Excerpt from The autobiography of an ex-colored man (1912) and Brothers (1916)
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Jimmy (1914)
  • French Wilson
  • The Waco horror : supplement to the Crisis, July 1916
  • Countee Cullen
  • The South (1922)
  • Langston Hughes
  • Portrait in Georgia
  • Blood-burning moon (1923)
  • Jean Toomer
  • White things (1923)
  • Anne Spencer
  • The present South (1923)
  • Floyd J. Calvin
  • 1921-1930.
  • The unquenchable fire (1924)
  • Robert Bagnal
  • Morning ride (1927)
  • Lola Ridge
  • Tenebris (1927)
  • Angelina Weld Grimké
  • I investigate lynchings (1929)
  • Walter Francis White
  • Excerpt from Lynching and debt slavery (1921)
  • William Pickens
  • So quietly (1921)
  • Leslie Pinckney Hill
  • The black draftee from Dixie (1922)
  • Carrie Williams Clifford
  • Christ recrucified (1922)
  • Flag salute (1934)
  • Esther Popel
  • Kneel to the rising sun (1935)
  • Erskine Caldwell
  • Between the world and me (1935)
  • Richard Wright
  • 1931-1935.
  • He was a man (1932)
  • Let us suppose (1935)
  • Sterling Brown
  • Christ in Alabama (1932)
  • Langston Hughes
  • Excerpt from Scottsboro and other Scottsboros (1934)
  • Nancy Clara Cunard
Control code
51505774
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 324 pages
Isbn
9780813533308
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003000228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51505774

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