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Mary Turner and the memory of lynching.

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Julie Buckner Armstrong

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Birth and nation: Mary Turner and the discourse of lynching -- Silence, voice, and motherhood: constructing lynching as a Black woman's issue -- Brutal facts and split-gut words: constructing lynching as a national trauma -- Contemporary confrontations: recovering the memory of Mary Turner -- Conclusion: marking a collective past -- Appendixes: selected creative and documentary responses to the 1918 Brooks-Lowndes lynchings -- Appendix 1. "Hamp Smith murdered; young wife attacked by negro farm hands" -- Appendix 2. "Her talk enraged them: Mary Turner taken to Folsom's bridge and hanged" -- Appendix 3. Joseph B. Cumming, letter to the editor -- Appendix 4. The colored welfare league (Augusta, Georgia), "Resolutions adopted and sent to Governor Dorsey urging that he exercise his authority against such acts of barbarism" -- Appendix 5. Colored federated clubs of Georgia, "Resolutions expressive of feelings sent to president and governor" -- Appendix 6. Memorandum for Governor Dorsey from Walter F. White -- Appendix 7. Carrie Williams Clifford, "Little mother (upon the lynching of Mary Turner)" -- Appendix 8. Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, "dirty south moon".


Recipient of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature's C. Hugh Holman Award Honorable Mention. Reviewed in American Literature, Southern Literary Journal, Callaloo, Studies in American Culture, Journal of African American History, Journal of American History, Journal of Southern History, Georgia Historical Quarterly, and H-Net Reviews. Citation only. Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-247) and index. For full access, check out the book through the USF St. Petersburg Library (HV6465.G4A76 2011), request it on interlibrary loan, or order it through a book dealer.




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