Book: Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases
Author: Ida B. Wells-Barnett





Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases By Ida B. Wells-Barnett

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Pages (PDF): 30
Publication Date: 1892

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Summary:

Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases is a pamphlet which documented research on a lynching. Having examined many accounts of lynching based on the alleged "rape of white women," Wells-Barnett concluded that Southerners concocted rape as an excuse to hide their real reason for lynchings: black economic progress, which threatened not only white Southerners' pocketbooks, but also their ideas about black inferiority.