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At the hands of persons unknown

Philip Dray

At the hands of persons unknown

the lynching of black America

by Philip Dray

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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lynching -- Southern States -- History.,
  • African Americans -- Crimes against -- Southern States.,
  • Southern States -- Race relations.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPhilip Dray.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV 6464 D73 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 528 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages528
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22137790M
    ISBN 100375503242
    LC Control Number6464

      At the Hands of Persons Unknown The Lynching of Black America (Book): Dray, Philip: It is easy to shrink from our country's brutal history of lynching. Lynching is called the last great skeleton in our nation's closet: It terrorized all of black America, claimed thousands upon thousands of victims in the decades between the s and the Second World War, and leaves invisible but deep scars. 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 : Random House Publishing Group.

      At the hands of persons unknown by Philip Dray. Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on August 8, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: 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.5/5(4).

      At the Hands of Persons Unknown Book Critique At the Hands of Persons Unknown, a novel by Philip Dray, is a decisive explanation to the past multiple acts of lynching in America. In the past, Caucasians were seen as superior to African Americans. Lynching was one of the many acts that gave whites this superiority. In Persons Unknown, she also writes about some touchy topics about class, race, guilt and love without coming across as being moralistic. Persons Unknown is a steady paced, slow burner of a book with all the information and clues given on a need-to-know basis/5().


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"At the Hands of Persons Unknown" is really a history of the black experience in America, circa throughtold through the lens of lynching. It is a horrifying tale, unflinchingly told. The cruelty inflicted on our black This is an amazing book; read it/5.

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 by: About Philip Dray.

Philip Dray is the author of At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 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.

At The Hands of Persons Unknown is ambitious, with sources coming out the ying-yang, yet despite the book subject matter, it possesses a light touch. The book is well researched, exhaustedly so, but I didn't feel weighed down by the vast amount of information, nor at anytime did it feel tedious, or boring.

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AMAZON Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America (), a non-fiction book by the American author and historian Philip Dray, seeks to provide a comprehensive history of anti-black lynching in America, while also examining the social and.

No volume recounting the history of lynching could ever be fun to read. But Philip Dray's book At the Hands of Persons Unknown is timely, impressively researched and written well the next best thing to enjoyable. Although Dray goes back many centuries into history to demonstrate the inhumanity of the dominant culture against minority cultures, his book focuses on the years to In the book, “At The Hands Of Persons Unknown”, by Philip Dray demonstrates that throughout America, not just in the South, blacks were accused of any crime or even just violating social or racial customs.

The blacks everywhere were hunted by mobs, abducted from jails, and men and women were shot, hanged, tortured, and burned, often in. Those parallels, and the feeling of dread, and their lingering influence on black Americans' attitudes towards police and other authorities, are dramatically evoked in a new book by Philip Dray, At the Hands of Persons Unknown.

The book is a thorough history of mob violence directed against African-Americans over nearly a century after the end. 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.5/5(4).

This landmark book follows the trajectory of both forces over American history—and makes the history of lynching belong to us all. More books like At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America may be found by selecting the categories below: Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies; Social Science / Minority.

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'At the Hands of Persons Unknown' By Philip Dray. ; and forced him to wear an old raincoat so his bound hands would not be visible. Their. 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 : Random House Publishing Group.At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America avg rating — ratings — published — 5 editions Want to Read saving /5.

''At the Hands of Persons Unknown,'' a landmark work of unflinching scholarship, is much more than an accounting of the gory details connected with lynching, although those are all too well.