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They stole him out of jail : Willie Earle, South Carolina's last lynching victim / William B. Gravely.

Author/Creator:
Gravely, William, 1939- author.
Publication:
Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
309 pages; 23 cm
Subjects:
Earle, Willie, 1922-1947 -- Death and burial.
Earle, Willie, 1922-1947.
Lynching -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century.
Lynching -- Press coverage -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Lynching.
South Carolina.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Biography/History:
William B. Gravely, professor emeritus at the University of Denver, is the author of Gilbert Haven, Methodist Abolitionist, as well as numerous articles on religion and social change. He is a native of Pickens County, South Carolina, where the murder of T.W. Brown occurred and where Willie Earle was jailed before his abduction.--From pg 3 of cover.
Summary:
"Over the last quarter century, a surge in scholarship about lynching in the United States coincided with a discussion by professional historians about why the topic had long suffered from neglect. New research has made possible a more complete picture of South Carolina's lynching history. The first major study, Terence Finnegan's 1993 dissertation, compared lynching in South Carolina and Mississippi. In 2006 John Hammond Moore set lynching in the state alongside murder and dueling over four decades after 1880. Two years later a Pickens County native and professor in an English university, Bruce Baker, used a case-study approach to compare seven lynchings in the two Carolinas from Reconstruction to 1930. All have drawn upon the earlier research of two master's students who surveyed twentieth-century in-state lynchings"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: Due process denied
Prosecuting dilemmas
Roundup in record time
Shifting sentiment
Homicide narratives
Discovering Willie Earle
Hosting a media blitz
Subverting the state's case
Through the eyes of Rebecca West
No further suspense
Anticipating the future
A lynching remembered.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Gravely, William, 1939- They stole him out of jail.
ISBN:
9781611179378
1611179378
OCLC:
1044867970
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