Gender and Lynching: The Politics of Memory

book coverEvelyn Simien

Published on November, 22 2011 at 12:00am
Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition
Palgrave Macmillan, October 2011
ISBN: 978-0-230-11270-4, ISBN10: 0-230-11270-6,
5.500 x 8.250 inches, 198 pages,

Where much of the scholarship on lynching and its victims has focused on African American men, Gender and Lynching is the first to examine African American women in this history. The authors probe the reasons and circumstances surrounding the death and torture of African American female victims, employing such methodological approaches as comparative historical work, content and media analysis, and literary criticism