Imagery of Lynching: Black Men, White Women, and the Mob
Dora ApelISBN: 0813534593;
Book Description"Dora Apel mounts a careful and convincing analysis of a set of extremely difficult, often literally terrifying images, and provides the necessary contexts for readers to understand the practice of lynching and the terms of its representation by photographers and artists."?Richard Meyer, author of Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art "This book makes a major contribution to the scholarship on both lynching and the artistic representation of racism in the United States. It will undoubtedly be a foundational work for subsequent research by historians and art historians alike."?W. Fitzhugh Brundage, author of Under Sentence of Death and Lynching in the New South "In concise and compelling language, Dora Apel traces the origins and histories of images of lynching in order to foreground their role in both normalizing and challenging particular concepts of racial and national identity. She forces us to look at...
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