Lynching in America: Selected Resources

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History, Horror, Healing
Faculty deliberations on lynching photography examine racial and historical understanding


The images bring up such visceral feelings . . . , we're not really having the right kinds of conversations in this shared moment of seeing those pictures.
Natasha Barnes, Assistant Professor of English

Among other things, these pictures ask how this torture could be committed by people who in other aspects of their lives were reasonable, law-abiding citizens.
Mark Bauerlein, Professor of English

It is far easier to view what is depicted on these pages as so depraved and barbaric as to be beyond the realm of reason.
Leon F. Litwack

Allen, James. Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. Santa Fe: Twin Palms, 2000.

Bauerlein, Mark. Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906. San Francisco: Encounter Books, 2001.

Brundage, W. Fitzhugh. Lynching in the New South, Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930. University of Illinois Press, Chicago, 1993.

-------- . Under Sentence of Death: Lynching in the South. University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

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

www.journale.com/withoutsanctuary/ Includes a sampling of the images and a film about them.