National Association For The Advancement of Colored People. Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States 1889-1918. Originally published: New York: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Office, 1919. [ii], (iii-viii new introduction), 105 pp. Ill., maps. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2012 with a New Introduction by Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, Albany Law School. ISBN-13: 9781584779650. ISBN-10: 1584779659. Hardcover. Bar code label on rear cover. Else fine. $31.95 * The seminal 1919 NAACP study undertaken to promote awareness of the scope of lynching in the U.S., with a new introduction by the noted slavery historian, Paul Finkelman. The data in this study offer the gruesome facts by number, year, state, color, sex, offense (in total 3,224 of which 2,522 were negroes and 702 were white), and include a chronological list by state giving the victim's name, place, and offense for the years 1889-1918. Paul Finkelman's introduction puts these horrific figures into perspective. For instance, he points out that "Many blacks were lynched because they had allegedly committed murders. However, many of these 'murderers' were never tried and the evidence against them was speculative at best. But other blacks were lynched for no apparent reason, or for some minor transgression of social and racial rules-as understood by whites-such as 'inflammatory language,' 'insulting remarks to a white woman,' 'being disreputable,' or just 'race prejudice.' This last cause-racial prejudice-was indeed at the root of almost all lynchings of African-Americans." CONTENTS Summation of the Facts Disclosed in Tables The Story of One Hundred Lynchings Appendix I-Analyses of Number of Persons Lynched Appendix II-Chronological List of Persons Lynched in United States, 1889 to 1918, Inclusive, Arranged by State.
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