Hobbs states that while some methods of upholding the idea of white supremacy were on a downward trend the legal aspects or “legal lynchings” were increasing. Hobbs writes that “The focus of this study is to provide a detailed analysis of four lynchings that took place in the 1940’s.” The first incident Hobbs analyzes is the lynching of Arthur C. Williams in Gadsden County, which was the first recorded lynching of the decade. Hobbs details
She made sure to bring the problem to light in its true form. Wells’ talks clearly of the true horror that lynching was in the south. Lynching was a horrible problem that was spreading throughout the south of the time. It was all too common and seemed to be an almost everyday occurrence where people were used to lynching taking place. For example, in A Red Record, Wells shows the records of 1894 and how 132 people were executed under United States law while 197 people were lynched and killed due to mobs without being able to defend themselves.
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The lynching mobs “were never apprehended, tried, or convicted. Prominent community members frequently encouraged and even participated in lynch mobs,” the resentment of African Americans were .The lynching mobs would cut off body parts of the victim’s body, the dismembered parts would either be kept or sold as souvenirs. During this time, many black men were accused of raping white females, so as punishment they would be lynched. The lynching of the black rapist would be considered a civil action. The lynching of black bodies has left many African Americans mental scarred since they have to fear for the lives of their families and themselves.
I really enjoyed how it was different than other books in that it was based off of black people's perspectives in order to show just how terrible the mob attacks and struggles for freedom really were. The specific details Krugler used from the first-hand accounts to describe the events really made me understand the events much clearer than reading out of a normal history book would. He used such vivid details that I could almost picture just how treacherous the riots were. He proved his thesis very well by reinforcing the importance of the year
Jalan Herbin History 102 Jeffery Leatherwood 10 September 2015 The Roar of the Twenties The Roaring Twenties were the time of maintained monetary success with an unmistakable social edge in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and numerous other real urban communities. Financially the period saw a rapid growth in utilization of cars, phones, movies, power, and remarkable modern development. In most significant nations ladies won the privilege to vote. Women gaining the right to vote was one of the greatest historical events to take place. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 finished the time, as the Great Depression set in bringing years of overall anguish and hardship.
Although the novel is a work of fiction, multiple events in New Mexico’s history relate to the novel in many ways that are obvious to spot. The history and peoples of New Mexico relate to the novel by it revealing and including the topics of lynching, early agricultural tribes, and the Spanish flu. In New Mexico history, actions like lynchings, which occurs in the novel, are somewhat common. Robert Torrez, the author of “Hangings and Lynchings in New Mexico”, asserts that the peoples of New Mexico committed multiple lynchings between 1852 and 1920s. As a former New Mexico
Loewen argues, “The authors of history textbooks have taken us on a trip of their own, away from the facts of history, into the realm of myth.” As historical events regress further into the past, writers may misinterpret facts that they may have studied. A story of discovery and friendship or a tale of conquest, murder, and greed, which of these are Christopher Columbus’ true stories? I believe the best method to teach American high school students about Christopher Columbus’ story is through historiography because historiography teaches students to compare and distinguish different outlooks from different writers’ point of views instead of just remembering misinterpreted facts. Historiography would guide and force students to study and learn history through a diverse set of historians who focused on the same subject and come to different conclusions. Historiography sets a better stage for an understanding of a subject and opens up a boarder class discussion dialog.
Now and again, it is difficult to understand our nation’s trials and tribulations throughout history since often times the event in question comes from a part of history that does not carry any survivors into present day. For instance, America’s Civil War, occurring from 1861 to 1865, it is a part of history that no one remains from, and therefore, not a single soul to pass on that first-hand experience and shed some light on the era for those of us living today. However, with documented accounts such as Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War Hospital Sketches, a part of the Civil War experience lives on and provides a glimpse into what it was truly like to live during such huge changes in our nation. Miss Alcott begins her sketches where her journey to