Paideia School Library

Paideia School

Red summer

305.8 McW

browse shelf >>

Red summer : the summer of 1919 and the awakening of black America

Mcwhirter, Cameron.

New York : Griffin, 2012.

vi, 352 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 21 cm.

A narrative history of America's deadliest episode of race riots and lynchings

After World War I, black Americans fervently hoped for a new epoch of peace, prosperity, and equality. Black soldiers believed their participation in the fight to make the world safe for democracy finally earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War.

Instead, an unprecedented wave of anti-black riots and lynchings swept the country for eight months. From April to November of 1919, the racial unrest rolled across the South into the North and the Midwest, even to the nation's capital. Millions of lives were disrupted, and hundreds of lives were lost. Blacks responded by fighting back with an intensity and determination never seen before.

Red Summer is the first narrative history written about this epic encounter. Focusing on the worst riots and lynchings--including those in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charleston, Omaha and Knoxville--Cameron McWhirter chronicles the mayhem, while also exploring the first stirrings of a civil rights movement that would transform American society forty years later.

Available

Non-fiction - JH & HSNon-fiction - JH & HS

1 copy available at Paideia School

ISBN:

978-1-25000906-7 (pbk.)

ISBN:

978-1-25000906-7 (pbk.)

Author:

Mcwhirter, Cameron.

Title:

Red summer : the summer of 1919 and the awakening of black America / Cameron McWhirter.

Edition:

1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.

Publisher:

New York : Griffin, 2012.

Physical:

vi, 352 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 21 cm.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subject:

African Americans--Violence against--History--20th century.

Subject:

African Americans--Social conditions--20th century.

Subject:

Racism--United States--History--20th century.

Subject:

Lynching--United States--History--20th century.

Subject:

Race riots--United States--History--20th century.

Field Ind Subfield Data
001 Control No     27999
005 LastTransaction     20120906133325.0
008 Data Elements     111103s2012 nyuabf 001 0 eng d
020 ISBN   $a ISBN  978-1-25000906-7 (pbk.)
020 ISBN   $a ISBN  978-1-25000906-7 (pbk.)
035 System Ctrl No   $a System control number  (OCoLC)759913990
035 System Ctrl No   $a System control number  (OCoLC)z1einp b3160483
040 Cataloging Src   $a Original cataloging agency  BTCTA
    $b Language of cataloging  eng
    $c Transcribing agency  BTCTA
    $d Modifying agency  YDXCP
    $d Modifying agency  BDX
    $d Modifying agency  MR0
    $d Modifying agency  OCLCO
100 ME:PersonalName 1   $a Personal name  Mcwhirter, Cameron.
245 Title 00  $a Title  Red summer :
    $b Remainder of title  the summer of 1919 and the awakening of black America /
    $c Statement of responsibility  Cameron McWhirter.
250 Edition   $a Edition statement  1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
260 PublicationInfo   $a Place of publication, dist.  New York :
    $b Name of publisher, dist, etc  Griffin,
    $c Date of publication, dist, etc  2012.
300 Physical Desc   $a Extent  vi, 352 p., [8] p. of plates :
    $b Other physical details  ill., map ;
    $c Dimensions  21 cm.
504 BibliogrphyNote   $a Bibliography, etc. note  Includes bibliographical references and index.
650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  African Americans
    $x General subdivision  Violence against
    $x General subdivision  History
    $y Chronological subdivision  20th century.
650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  African Americans
    $x General subdivision  Social conditions
    $y Chronological subdivision  20th century.
650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  Racism
    $z Geographic subdivision  United States
    $x General subdivision  History
    $y Chronological subdivision  20th century.
650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  Lynching
    $z Geographic subdivision  United States
    $x General subdivision  History
    $y Chronological subdivision  20th century.
650 Subj:Topic $a Topical term  Race riots
    $z Geographic subdivision  United States
    $x General subdivision  History
    $y Chronological subdivision  20th century.
651 Subj:Geog $a Geographic name  United States
    $x General subdivision  Race relations
    $x General subdivision  History
    $y Chronological subdivision  20th century.
852 Holdings   $a Location  PS
    $p Barcode  15946
    $9 Cost  16.99
    $h Classification part  305.8 McW

Editorial Reviews

Google Books Preview

preview