The First Waco Horror

The First Waco Horror : The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP

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In 1916, seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. Drawing on extensive research in the national files of the NAACP, local newspapers and archives, and interviews with the descendants of participants in the events of that day, Patricia Bernstein has reconstructed the details of not only the crime but also how it influenced the NAACP's antilynching campaign.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 24 b&w photos, map, bib., index
  • 1585445444
  • 9781585445448
  • 1,580,528

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..."the topic is compelling and important....a page-turner, indeed an often horrifying one...it has great potential to expand our understanding of race, racial violence, and racial politics in the early twentieth century." "The topic is compelling and important. . . . a page-turner, indeed an often horrifying one . . . it has great potential to greatly expanding our understanding of race, racial violence, and racial politics in the early twentieth century."--Cary D. Wintz, Texas Southern University The topic is compelling and important. . . . a page-turner, indeed an often horrifying one . . . it has great potential to greatly expanding our understanding of race, racial violence, and racial politics in the early twentieth century. --Cary D. Wintz, Texas Southern University"show more

About Patricia Bernstein

PATRICIA BERNSTEIN, who holds a degree in American studies from Smith College, has managed her own public relations firm in Houston for the past twenty years. Her articles have been published in Smithsonian Magazine, Texas Monthly, Cosmopolitan, and other magazines.show more

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