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The Resource Black woman reformer : Ida B. Wells, lynching, and transatlantic activism, Sarah L. Silkey

Black woman reformer : Ida B. Wells, lynching, and transatlantic activism, Sarah L. Silkey

Label
Black woman reformer : Ida B. Wells, lynching, and transatlantic activism
Title
Black woman reformer
Title remainder
Ida B. Wells, lynching, and transatlantic activism
Statement of responsibility
Sarah L. Silkey
Title variation
Ida B. Wells, lynching, and transatlantic activism
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the early 1890s, a series of shocking lynchings brought unprecedented international attentionto racially motivated American mob violence. This interest created an opportunity for Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist and civil rights activist from Memphis, to travel to England to cultivate British moral indignation against American lynching. Wells adapted race and gender roles established by African American abolitionists in Britain to legitimate her activism as a "black lady reformer"--A role American society denied her - and to assert her right to defend her race from abroad. Black Woman Reformer by Sarah Silkey explores Wells's 1893-94 antilynching campaigns within the broader contexts of nineteenth-century transatlantic reform networks and debates about the role of extralegal violence in American society. Through her speaking engagements, newspaper interviews, and the efforts of her British allies, Wells altered the framework of public debates of lynching in both Britain and the United States. As British criticism of lynching mounted, southern political leaders desperate to maintain positive relations with choose weather to publicly defend or decry lynching. Although British moral pressure and media attention did not end lynching, the international scrutiny generated by Well's campaigns transformed our understanding of racial violence and made American communities increasingly reluctant to embrace lynching-- Dust jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silkey, Sarah L
Dewey number
323.092
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.W55
LC item number
S55 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • African American women
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African American women social reformers
  • Lynching
  • Civil rights workers
  • Social reformers
  • Public opinion
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African American women
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African American women social reformers
  • Civil rights workers
  • Public opinion
  • Social reformers
  • Travel
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Black woman reformer : Ida B. Wells, lynching, and transatlantic activism, Sarah L. Silkey
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
British responses to American lynching -- The emergence of a transatlantic reformer -- The struggle for legitimacy -- Building a transatlantic debate on lynching -- American responses to British protest -- A transatlantic legacy
Control code
903118546
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322949352
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 726217
  • 22573/ctt175vgqt
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903118546
Label
Black woman reformer : Ida B. Wells, lynching, and transatlantic activism, Sarah L. Silkey
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
British responses to American lynching -- The emergence of a transatlantic reformer -- The struggle for legitimacy -- Building a transatlantic debate on lynching -- American responses to British protest -- A transatlantic legacy
Control code
903118546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322949352
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 726217
  • 22573/ctt175vgqt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903118546

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