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Between 1880 and 1930 Southern mobs hanged burned and otherwise tortured to death at least 3300 African Americans And yet the rest of the nation largely ignored the horror of lynching or took it for granted until a young schoolteacher from Tennessee raised her voice Her name was Ida B Wells In They Say historian James West Davidson recounts the first thirty years of this passionate woman's life as well as the story of the great struggle over the meaning of race in post emancipation America Davidson captures the breathtaking often chaotic changes that swept the South as Wells grew up in Holly Springs Mississippi the spread of e Ida B Wells Barnett has been whitewashed by history All too often she is remembered as a women's rights activist Yet she was an investigative journalist anti lynching activist and civil rights activist Decades before Rosa Parks Wells Barnett won lawsuits regarding transportation seating Her divergence from Susan B Anthony on the uestion of race is completely ignored Anthony like Catharine E Beecher and others bowed to the doctrine of expediency a logical if erroneous doctrine of prioritizing one goal at the expense of another For Anthony expediency meant seeking women's suffrage at the expense of racial justice Wells Barnett deserves to be remembered as the radical she was not the suffragette we feel safe remembering todayI'd recommend Davidson's book to those who want to explore the Reconstruction South 'They Say' is a short read but packed full of information about the era not just about Wells Barnett's life it is not a biography Highly recommended for its excellent use of newspapersThough Frederick Douglass was a lifelong supporter of women's suffrage largely because white women had been active in abolition Anthony distanced him from the movement when they went to the South She feared he would bring up the race uestion not because he would actually bring it up but because his presence as a black man would raise the uestion Anthony also refused to support black women in forming branches of the suffrage association Wells Barnett answered her on this 'And do you think I was wrong in so doing?' Anthony asked I answered uncompromisingly yes for I feel that although she may have made gains for suffrage she had also confirmed white women in their attitude of segregation Wells Barnett Crusade for Justice The Autobiography of Ida B Wells ed Alfreda M Duster Chicago IL The University of Chicago Press 1970 230 Anthony was humble enough to not fall out with Wells Barnett over this issue though it appears to have strained their relationship Hazlitt in Love yet the rest of the nation largely ignored the horror of lynching or took it for granted until a Midnight Temptations with a Forbidden Lord (Dangerous Rogues, young schoolteacher from Tennessee raised her voice Her name was Ida B Wells In They Say historian James West Davidson recounts the first thirty Always and Forever (Blood Brothers MC years of this passionate woman's life as well as the story of the great struggle over the meaning of race in post emancipation America Davidson captures the breathtaking often chaotic changes that swept the South as Wells grew up in Holly Springs Mississippi the spread of e Ida B Wells Barnett has been whitewashed by history All too often she is remembered as a women's rights activist Yet she was an investigative journalist anti lynching activist and civil rights activist Decades before Rosa Parks Wells Barnett won lawsuits regarding transportation seating Her divergence from Susan B Anthony on the uestion of race is completely ignored Anthony like Catharine E Beecher and others bowed to the doctrine of expediency a logical if erroneous doctrine of prioritizing one goal at the expense of another For Anthony expediency meant seeking women's suffrage at the expense of racial justice Wells Barnett deserves to be remembered as the radical she was not the suffragette we feel safe remembering todayI'd recommend Davidson's book to those who want to explore the Reconstruction South 'They Say' is a short read but packed full of information about the era not just about Wells Barnett's life it is not a biography Highly recommended for its excellent use of newspapersThough Frederick Douglass was a lifelong supporter of women's suffrage largely because white women had been active in abolition Anthony distanced him from the movement when they went to the South She feared he would bring up the race uestion not because he would actually bring it up but because his presence as a black man would raise the uestion Anthony also refused to support black women in forming branches of the suffrage association Wells Barnett answered her on this 'And do My Coyote Ugly Life (My Life, you think I was wrong in so doing?' Anthony asked I answered uncompromisingly Mayday (Lovestruck Librarians, yes for I feel that although she may have made gains for suffrage she had also confirmed white women in their attitude of segregation Wells Barnett Crusade for Justice The Autobiography of Ida B Wells ed Alfreda M Duster Chicago IL The University of Chicago Press 1970 230 Anthony was humble enough to not fall out with Wells Barnett over this issue though it appears to have strained their relationship

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They Say Ida B Wells and the Reconstruction of Race New Narratives in American History

Ducation among the free blacks the rise of political activism the bitter struggles for euality in the face of entrenched social custom As Wells came of age she moved to bustling Memphis eager to worship at the city's many churches black and white to take elocution lessons and perform Shakespeare at evening soirees to court and spark with the young men taken by her beauty But Wells' uest for fulfillment was thwarted as whites increasingly used race as a barrier separating African Americans from mainstream America Davidson traces the crosscurrents of these cultural conflicts through Ida Wells' forceful personality When a conduct A thought provoking concise introduction to one of the most important women in American history

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Or threw her off a train for not retreating to the segregated car she sued the railroad and won When she protested conditions in the segregated Memphis schools she was fired and took up full time journalism And in 1892 when an explosive lynching rocked Memphis she embarked full blown on the career for which she is now remembered as an outspoken writer and lecturer against lynching Richly researched and deftly written They Say offers a gripping portrait of the young Ida B Wells shedding light not only on how one black American defined her own aspirations and her people's freedom but also on the changing meaning of race in Ameri Great analysis of how Ida B Wells should be remembered


6 thoughts on “They Say Ida B Wells and the Reconstruction of Race New Narratives in American History

  1. says:

    Ida B Wells Barnett has been whitewashed by history All too often she is remembered as a women's rights activist Yet she was an investigative journalist anti lynching activist and civil rights activist Decades before Rosa Parks Wells Barnett won lawsuits regarding transportation seating Her divergence from Susan B Anthony on the uestion of race is completely ignored Anthony like Catharine E Beecher and others bowed to the doctrine of expediency a logical if erroneous doctrine of prioritizing one goal at the expense of another For Anthony expediency meant seeking women's suffrage at the expense of racial justice Wells Barnett deserves to be remembered as the radical she was not the suffragette we feel safe remembering todayI'd recommend Davidson's book to those who want to explore the Reconstruction South 'They Say' is a short read but packed full of information about the era not just about Wells Barnett's life it is not a biography Highly recommended for its excellent use of newspapersThough Frederick Douglass was a lifelong supporter of women's suffrage largely because white women had been active in abolition Anthony distanced him from the movement when they went to the South She feared he would bring up the race uestion not because he would actually bring it up but because his presence as a black man would raise the uestion Anthony also refused to support black women in forming branches of the suffrage association Wells Barnett answered her on this 'And do you think I was wrong in so doing?' Anthony asked I answered uncompromisingly yes for I feel that although she may have made gains for suffrage she had also confirmed white women in their attitude of segregation Wells Barnett Crusade for Justice The Autobiography of Ida B Wells ed Alfreda M Duster Chicago IL The University of Chicago Press 1970 230 Anthony was humble enough to not fall out with Wells Barnett over this issue though it appears to have strained their relationship


  2. says:

    A thought provoking concise introduction to one of the most important women in American history


  3. says:

    Great analysis of how Ida B Wells should be remembered


  4. says:

    The book starts out talking about the process of this dude taking a picture of a bunch of people out on a bridge setting the scene giving us some historical context about photography and its popularization and how postcards came to be so pervasive Then he tells us this dude is taking this picture because it will be sold on a postcard and given what I know of American history I should've known what was coming but I didn't I flipped the page and turned the book on its side to see the picture in full The people on the bridge were all as he described them different ages and social classes but most everyone smiling and having a good time But then I saw the rest of the picture and I swear to god my heart stopped The postcard was of a lynching Two bodies hung from the bridge a black man and a black woman What a shocking and effective way to start a book especially one about Ida B Wells who spent her life fighting against that very thing Davidson uses the first 30 years of Wells's life as a skeleton to explore the issues of black reinvention and construction of identity in the face of freedom and the end of Reconstruction the brief period of rights they enjoyed before the white governments redeemed themselves by disenfranchising black voters and it's really interesting Freedmen and freedwomen had to decide how they were going to treat white people in public how they would go about getting what they deserved from people unwilling to give it to them And then there's Ida trying to figure out how a single virtuous black woman could guard her reputation and still stand up for herself It's a really interesting book half biography half social and cultural history


  5. says:

    An enjoyable book that explores Ida B Wells life while showing us to all the social and political issues happening at the time; however I wish it focused on her and what happened after she reached her thirties It still is a great book that gives a lot of background information on racism and lynching during the nineteenth century but like stated in the afterword it's principal focus is the reconstruction of race rather than Ida B Wells life


  6. says:

    Every home should have a text that unveils Ida B WellsHer power and determination is symbolic of our ancestors will to right human wrongs


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