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Describes the history of lynching in the South after the Civil War, including the increase in violence and brutal treatment of the victims, a demographic look at those who formed lynch mobs, and the efforts undertaken to prevent lynching.
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Grade 8 Up—Uschan deals honestly with this important historical topic that is not routinely taught in school, but that occurred from the end of Reconstruction through the 1920s, '30s, and into the '40s and '50s. Writing in clear and telling prose, the author chronicles the horrific history of this practice in the South, why it was so pervasive, and how it was eventually brought to an end. This is a book that fills a gap, for adult texts have been written on the subject, notably Ida B. Wells-Barnett's On Lynchings (Prometheus, 2004) and Christopher Waldrep's Lynching in America: A History in Documents (New York Univ., 2006). Yet, such books for a teen audience have not been much in evidence. Black-and-white photos and reproductions appear throughout.—Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
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