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To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells
In the generation that followed Frederick Douglass, no African American was more prominent, or more outspoken, than Ida B. Wells. Her crusade against lynching in the 1890s made her famous, or notorious, across America, and she was seriously considered as a rival to W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington for race leadership. This book is the first full biography of Wells,...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published January 14th 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA
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A biography of Ida B. Wells, and one of the most interesting books I read this term. She started the anti-lynching campaign in America, and was incredibly influential in the early equal rights movement. I would definitely recommend this to everyone as it is not as scholarly as other books on this list, and is a quick read, too.