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Indictment of Lynching “The cold-blooded savagery of white devils”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9780195139273
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0008
Indictment of Lynching “The cold-blooded savagery of white devils”

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This chapter discusses accounts of lynching and Wells's analysis of the facts surrounding lynching incidents. Most of the cases she researched are lynching incidents where the victims are accused of rape. Within two years, Ida B. Wells would be the best-known figure in the anti-lynching movement.

Keywords: Wells; lynching; rape

Chapter.  7483 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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