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The Resource The first Waco Horror : the lynching of Jesse Washington and the rise of the NAACP, Patricia Bernstein

The first Waco Horror : the lynching of Jesse Washington and the rise of the NAACP, Patricia Bernstein

Label
The first Waco Horror : the lynching of Jesse Washington and the rise of the NAACP
Title
The first Waco Horror
Title remainder
the lynching of Jesse Washington and the rise of the NAACP
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Bernstein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1916, in front of a crowd of ten to fifteen thousand cheering spectators, seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court of the rape and murder of a white woman. The city's mayor and police chief watched Washington's torture and murder and did nothing. Nearby, a professional photographer took pictures to sell as mementos of that day." "Drawing on extensive research in the national files of the NAACP, local newspapers and archives, and interviews with the descendants of participants in the events of that day, author Patricia Bernstein has reconstructed the details of not only the crime but also its aftermath. She has charted the ways the story affected the development of the NAACP and especially the eventual success of its antilynching campaign. And she has asked the hard questions of how participating in such violence affected the lives of the mob leaders, the city officials who stood by passively, and the community that found itself capable of such abject behavior."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.152/3/09764284
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6465.T4
LC item number
B47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 101
Label
The first Waco Horror : the lynching of Jesse Washington and the rise of the NAACP, Patricia Bernstein
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0421/2004016120.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-244) and index
Contents
"Alert, pushing, and rich": the setting of the Waco horror -- "Active for good": The beginnings of the NAACP -- "Yours in a glorious cause": the investigator -- Prelude to a lynching: "slogan is harmony and efficiency" -- An "exciting occurrence": the lynching -- "Enough to make the devil gasp": how could this happen -- "The news will go far": the immediate aftermath -- "Who is she; a detective?": the investigation -- "Inject lynching into the public mind": the follow-up reaction -- "Sheriff Stegall is prepared to defend the jail": change comes at last to Waco -- Epilogue: "one of the best vote-getters the county every saw."
Control code
56129375
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 252 p.
Isbn
9781585444168
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004016120
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
The first Waco Horror : the lynching of Jesse Washington and the rise of the NAACP, Patricia Bernstein
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0421/2004016120.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-244) and index
Contents
"Alert, pushing, and rich": the setting of the Waco horror -- "Active for good": The beginnings of the NAACP -- "Yours in a glorious cause": the investigator -- Prelude to a lynching: "slogan is harmony and efficiency" -- An "exciting occurrence": the lynching -- "Enough to make the devil gasp": how could this happen -- "The news will go far": the immediate aftermath -- "Who is she; a detective?": the investigation -- "Inject lynching into the public mind": the follow-up reaction -- "Sheriff Stegall is prepared to defend the jail": change comes at last to Waco -- Epilogue: "one of the best vote-getters the county every saw."
Control code
56129375
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 252 p.
Isbn
9781585444168
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004016120
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., map

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