Mar 26, 2015 - Sale 2377

Sale 2377 - Lot 300

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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
DU BOIS, W.E.B., ET AL. Notes on Lynching in the United States, Compiled from The Crisis. Illustrated from photographs. 16 pages, 8vo, original printed self-wrappers, stapled. New York: Crisis Magazine, 1912

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Crisis Magazine, in addition to articles on the arts, education and the general progress of the Race, would routinely report on the issue of lynching and other Jim Crow-related incidents throughout the country. This compilation comes from Crisis's record keeping on lynching dating from 1885 until 1912. The figures are staggering. In 1892 and 1893 there were 155 and 154 reported lynchings each year. The study cites a few of the alleged causes for some of the lynching, and reproduces images of some of the lynchings. A very scarce publication.