. Originally published in 1970, several hollywood docudramas, two autobiographies, Scottsboro triggered a new interest in the case, sparking two film documentaries, and numerous popular and scholarly articles on the case. Carter looks back more than thirty-five years after he first wrote about the case, asking what we have learned that is new about it and what relevance the story of Scottsboro still has in the twenty-first century.
Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South Jules and Frances Landry Award #ad - Scottsboro tells the riveting story of one of this country's most famous and controversial court cases and a tragic and revealing chapter in the history of the American South. Louisiana State University Press. In his new introduction, Dan T. The young men-ranging in age from twelve to nineteen-were quickly tried, and eight were sentenced to death.
Stories of ScottsboroVintage #ad - And it is just such a book that James Goodman has given us, a beautifully realized history. Written with complete authority, tight emotional control, and brilliant use of archival material. Chicago tribune Used book in Good Condition. For out of dozens of period sources, stories of Scottsboro re-creates not only what happened at Scottsboro, but the dissonant chords it struck in the hearts and minds of an entire nation.
Extraordinary. Or, rather, it tells several stories. A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. To do justice to the scottsboro story a book would have to combine edge-of-the-seat reportage and epic narrative sweep. In places, stories of scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought.
Stories of Scottsboro #ad - Washington post book worldto white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a taboo as old as slavery. To jury after jury, the idea that nine black men had raped two white women on a train traveling through northern Alabama in 1931 was so self-evident that they found the Scottsboro boys guilty even after the U.
S. Supreme court had twice struck down the verdict and one of the "victims" had recanted.
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The American Classic, in Words and Photographs, of Three Tenant Families in the Deep SouthMariner Books #ad - This unsparing record of place, of the people who shaped the land and the rhythm of their lives, is intensely moving and unrelentingly honest, and today—recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century—it stands as a poetic tract of its time.
With an elegant new design as well as a sixty-four-page photographic prologue featuring archival reproductions of Evans's classic images, this historic edition offers readers a window into a remarkable slice of American history. Da capo Press. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when, in 1941, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was first published to enormous critical acclaim.
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The American Classic, in Words and Photographs, of Three Tenant Families in the Deep South #ad - A landmark work of american photojournalism “renowned for its fusion of social conscience and artistic radicality” New York Times In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South. Used book in Good Condition.
Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and LynchingHarvard University Press #ad - Da capo Press. Between 1880 and 1930, close to 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South. Wells, and rebecca latimer felton, who fearlessly branded lynching a white tool of political terror against southern blacks, who urged white men to prove their manhood by lynching black men accused of raping white women―Feimster makes visible the ways in which black and white women sought protection and political power in the New South.
. It is a story that reveals how the complex drama of political power, race, and sex played out in the lives of Southern women. Crystal feimster breaks new ground in her story of the racial politics of the postbellum South by focusing on the volatile issue of sexual violence. Pairing the lives of two Southern women―Ida B.
Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching #ad - In this brutal world of white supremacist politics and patriarchy, and class, gender, a world violently divided by race, black and white women defended themselves and challenged the male power brokers. Used book in Good Condition. Many more were tarred and feathered, burned, whipped, or raped. While wells was black and Felton was white, temperance women, suffragists, both were journalists, and anti-rape activists.
By placing their concerns at the center of southern politics, Feimster illuminates a critical and novel aspect of southern racial and sexual dynamics. Despite being on opposite sides of the lynching question, both Wells and Felton sought protection from sexual violence and political empowerment for women.
At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America Modern LibraryModern Library #ad - Du Bois. Wells, walter white, James Weldon Johnson, and W. E. B. 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.
Praise for at the hands of persons unknown“in this history of lynching in the post-Reconstruction South—the most comprehensive of its kind—the author has written what amounts to a Black Book of American race relations. The new yorker “a powerfully written, admirably perceptive synthesis of the vast literature on lynching.
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. It is the most comprehensive social history of this shameful subject in almost seventy years and should be recognized as a major addition to the bibliography of American race relations.
At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America Modern Library #ad - David levering lewis “an important and courageous book, well written, meticulously researched, and carefully argued. The boston globe “you don’t really know what lynching was until you read Dray’s ghastly accounts of public butchery and official complicity. Time used book in Good Condition. Modern Library.
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Edward larson's classic summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. Modern Library. Used book in Good Condition. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.
War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass CultureRutgers University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It is important to remember the original "war on crime" in the 1930s-and the opportunities it afforded to New Dealers and established bureaucrats like J. All of these methods illuminate this period of state transformation, and perceptions of that emergent state, in the years of the first New Deal.
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The war on crime was fought with guns and pens, movies and legislation, radio and government hearings.
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Celia, A Slave #ad - But in 1855, driven to the limits of her endurance, Celia fought back. In 1850, fourteen-year-old celia became the property of Robert Newsom, a prosperous and respected Missouri farmer. For the next five years, she was cruelly and repeatedly molested by her abusive master--and bore him two children in the process.
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Controversial when it first appeared, the book argues against a view of prewar Alabama as an aristocratic society governed by a planter elite. White alabamians had first-hand experiences with slavery, and these encounters warned them to guard against the imposition of economic or social reforms that might limit their equality.
Politics and Power in a Slave Society: Alabama, 1800--1860 #ad - . Playing upon their fears, the leaders of the southern rights movement warned that national consolidation presented the danger that fanatic northern reformers would force alien values upon Alabama and its residents. Da capo Press. Contrary to our conventional wisdom, slavery was not an un-American institution, but rather coexisted with and supported the democratic beliefs of white Alabama.
Modern Library. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. These threats gained traction when national reforms of the 1850s gave state government a more active role in the everyday life of Alabama citizens; and ambitious young politicians were able to carry the state into secession in 1861.
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy - American ExperiencePBS 35486114 #ad - So began the scottsboro case, one of the 20th century's fieriest legal battles. In march 1931, alabama, two white women stepped off a box car in Paint Rock, with a shocking accusation of gang rape, by nine black teenagers on the train. The youths' trial generated the sharpest regional conflict since the Civil War, led to momentous Supreme Court decisions, and helped give birth to the civil rights movement.
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