Ralph Ginzburg's 100 Years Of Lynching In The United States

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From 1865 to the late 1900s, lies an eventful period of time in the history of The United States. This time period consists of countless acts of despicable treatment, targeted towards the population of African Americans. The acts were completed in the form of lynchings, which includes burning, shooting, beating, and the most common of all, hanging. This heart wrenching period of events will forever remain in America 's history. In 1962, Journalist Ralph Ginzburg collected many primary source articles, throughout this time period, and combined them into a compilation called 100 Years of Lynchings. This book is very useful as it includes first-hand accounts from different occasions on what happened. From a historian 's point of view, the book 100 Years of Lynchings, should be interpreted and its content dispersed throughout the American population. All American citizens should be enlightened of what these racial atrocity events are, that have occurred in our past. They should understand the consequences the events had on our country. Lastly, be knowledgeable enough of the techniques used and prepared to prevent something like this from ever happening again. Historians should interpret and disperse the first-hand accounts that are compiled into the book 100 Years of Lynchings, to help Americans understand exactly what happened from 1865 to the late 1900s. These accounts are written from a variety of stand points, allowing for a wide array of opinions. The majority of the
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