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Lynching: A Selected Bibliography

Bernstein, Matthew. Screening a Lynching: The Leo Frank Case on Film and Television. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009.

Burnham, Louis E. Behind the Lynching of Emmet Louis Till. New York: Freedom Associates, 1955.

Cone, James H. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.

Du Bois, W. E. B. and Daniel Walden. W.E.B. Du Bois: The Crisis Writings. Greenwich: Fawcett Publications, 1972.

Du Bois, W.E.B.  W.E.B. Du Bois Writings: The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade / The Souls of Black Folk / Dusk of Dawn / Essays and Articles. New York: Library of America, 1986.

Feimster, Crystal N. Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011.

Lelekis, Debbie. American Literature, Lynching, and the Spectator in the Crowd: Spectacular Violence. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.

Mathews, Donald G. At the Altar of Lynching: Burning Sam Hose in the American South. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Mitchell, Koritha. Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012.

Moses, Norton H. Lynching and Vigilantism in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Nevels, Cynthia S. Lynching to Belong: Claiming Whiteness Through Racial Violence. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2007.

Pfeifer, Michael J. Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Thurston, Robert W. Lynching: American Mob Murder in Global Perspective. London: Routledge, 2016.

Tolnay, Stewart E, and E M. Beck. A Festival of Violence: An Analysis of Southern Lynchings, 1882-1930. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

Waldrep, Christopher. African Americans Confront Lynching: Strategies of Resistance from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009.

Wells-Barnett, Ida B. and Jacqueline J. Royster. Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900. Boston: Bedford Books, 2016.

Wasserman, Ira. How the American Media Packaged Lynching (1850-1940): Constructing the Meaning of Social Events. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2006.

White, Walter. Rope and Faggot: A Biography of Judge Lynch. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002.

Zangrando, Robert L. The NAACP Crusade against Lynching, 1909-1950. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1980. 


Carson, Clayborne, et al. The Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights Reader : Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1990. New York: Penguin Books, 1991.

Ginzburg, Ralph. 100 Years of Lynchings. Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1988.

Marable, Manning, and Leith Mullings. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal: An African American Anthology. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

Metress, Christopher. The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002.

Pfeifer, Michael J. Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Pfeifer, Michael J. Global Lynching and Collective Violence: The Americas and Europe. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Rice, Anne P. Witnessing Lynching: American Writers Respond. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003.


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