The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Written By James H. Cone
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Publsiher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 27 January 2022
  • ISBN : 160833001X
  • Pages : 202 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Cross and the Lynching Tree written by James H. Cone which was release on 27 January 2022, this book published by Orbis Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian ...

The Lynching of Emmett Till

The Lynching of Emmett Till
  • Author : Christopher Metress
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Uses excerpts from newspapers and editorials and accounts of the murder and trial to examine the lynching of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, in a volume which also contains selections from poems, songs, interviews, essays, and memoirs relating to the incident....

The Lynching of Language

The Lynching of Language
  • Author : Sandra L. Ragan,Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication Sandra L Ragan,Christina Beck,Dianne G. Bystrom,Lynda L. Kaid
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 293
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Download or read online The Lynching of Language written by Sandra L. Ragan,Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication Sandra L Ragan,Christina Beck,Dianne G. Bystrom,Lynda L. Kaid, published by University of Illinois Press which was released on 1996. Get The Lynching of Language Books now! Available in ...

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands

The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands
  • Author : Nicholas Villanueva Jr.
  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-15
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : More than just a civil war, the Mexican Revolution in 1910 triggered hostilities along the border between Mexico and the United States. In particular, the decade following the revolution saw a dramatic rise in the lynching of ethnic Mexicans in Texas. This book argues that ethnic and racial tension brought on ...

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker

Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker
  • Author : Dennis B. Downey,Raymond M. Hyser
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-07-06
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was lynched--burned alive--by an angry mob on the outskirts of Coatesville, a prosperous Pennsylvania steel town. At the time of his very public murder, Walker, an African American millworker, was under arrest for the shooting and killing of a respected local police ...

The Lynching of Cleo Wright

The Lynching of Cleo Wright
  • Author : Dominic J. CapeciJr.
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2021-12-14
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : On January 20, 1942, black oil mill worker Cleo Wright assaulted a white woman in her home and nearly killed the first police officer who tried to arrest him. An angry mob then hauled Wright out of jail and dragged him through the streets of Sikeston, Missouri, before burning him alive. Wright's ...

The Lynching of Louie Sam

The Lynching of Louie Sam
  • Author : Elizabeth Stewart
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-03
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Between 1882 and 1968 there were 4,742 lynchings in the United States. In Canada during the same period there was one—the hanging of American Indian Louie Sam. The year is 1884, and 15-year-old George Gillies lives in the Washington Territory, near the border with British Columbia. In this newly settled land, white immigrants ...

At the Hands of Persons Unknown

At the Hands of Persons Unknown
  • Author : Philip Dray
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION • “A landmark work of unflinching scholarship.”—The New York Times This extraordinary account of lynching in America, by acclaimed civil rights historian Philip Dray, shines a clear, bright light on American history’s darkest stain—illuminating its causes, perpetrators, apologists, ...

Lynching and Vigilantism in the United States

Lynching and Vigilantism in the United States
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 441
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Filling a void in the history of American collective violence, this bibliography includes over 4,200 works dealing with vigilante movements and lynchings....

Witnessing Lynching

Witnessing Lynching
  • Author : Anne P. Rice
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 324
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Witnessing Lynching: American Writers Respond is the first anthology to gather poetry, essays, drama, and fiction from the height of the lynching era (1889 1935). During this time, the torture of a black person drew thousands of local onlookers and was replayed throughout the nation in lurid newspaper reports. The selections gathered ...

The Lynching

The Lynching
  • Author : Laurence Leamer
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and ...

Stanly Has a Lynching

Stanly Has a Lynching
  • Author : M Lynette Hartsell
  • Publisher : M. Lynette Hartsell
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20
  • Total pages : 158
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : "Stanly Has A Lynching" examines the ways in which the media as well as religious, political and social institutions have used ballads, fiction and folklore tales for over a century to celebrate, rather than condemn, the brutal lynching of a white man, Alexander Whitley, in 1892. How men in a small ...

Blood Justice

Blood Justice
  • Author : Howard Smead
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Reconstructs the case of Mack Charles Parker, a young African-American man who was lynched by a white mob in 1959 after being charged with the rape of a white woman in Poplarville, Mississippi....

Legacies of Lynching

Legacies of Lynching
  • Author : Jonathan Markovitz
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 227
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Between 1880 and 1930, thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States. Beyond the horrific violence inflicted on these individuals, lynching terrorized whole communities and became a defining characteristic of Southern race relations in the Jim Crow era. As spectacle, lynching was intended to serve as a symbol of white ...

The Tragedy of Lynching

The Tragedy of Lynching
  • Author : Arthur F. Raper
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Total pages : 508
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : This book deals with the quest for a preventive to lynching which can be undertaken only after one has an understanding of what it is that is to be prevented. This necessary analysis of lynching--its background, circumstances, and meaning--introduces many baffling elements. The author has made a detailed study of ...