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Wood, Amy Louise, 1967-
Lynching and spectacle : witnessing racial violence in America, 1890-1940 / Amy Louise Wood
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HV6457 .W66 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Lynching -- United States -- History
Violence -- United States -- History
Hate crimes -- United States -- History
Subject United States -- Race relations -- History
Physical Description xiii, 349 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-338) and index
Contents They want to see the thing done : public executions -- A hell of fire upon earth : religion -- The spectator has a picture in his mind to remember for a long time : photography -- They never witnessed such a melodrama : early moving pictures -- With the roar of thunder : The birth of a nation -- We wanted to be boosters and not knockers : photography and antilynching activism -- Bring home to America what mob violence really means : Hollywood's spectacular indictment
Summary By examining lynching spectacles alongside both traditional and modern practices and within both local and national contexts, Wood reconfigures our understanding of lynching's relationship to modern life. --from publisher description
Series New directions in southern studies

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