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Why Is the Negro Lynched?

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Why is the Negro lynched? (1895). This book, "Why is the Negro lynched?," by Frederick Douglass, is a replication of a book originally published before 1895. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible. ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 18th 2013 by Book on Demand Ltd.
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Krystelle Zuanic
Sep 02, 2020 rated it liked it
This book holds some of the bias of its time, but it also is just a very old and very tired story. The things raised in this book still happen today. It feels like they will happen forever. This book was an exhausting read in that sense, and we can only hope that eventually justice will make itself apparent in this horrid world.
Xavier
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Republicans sure use the N-word a lot ;)

Some quotations (I'm using my own headings to describe what he's talking about)

On The Rule of Law:
But I go further. I dare not only to impeach the mob, I impeach and discredit the veracity of men generally, whether mobocrats or otherwise who sympathise with lynch law, whenever or wherever the acts of coloured men are in question. It seems impossible for such men to judge a coloured man fairly. I hold that men who openly and deliberately nullify the laws an
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Nancy Lewis
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: serial-reader, racism
The man who puts one end of a chain around the ankle of his fellow man will find the other end around his own neck.

Published in 1895. Not much has changed since then.
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Frederick Douglass (né Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) was born a slave in the state of Maryland in 1818. After his escape from slavery, Douglass became a renowned abolitionist, editor and feminist. Having escaped from slavery at age 20, he took the name Frederick Douglass for himself and became an advocate of abolition. Douglass traveled widely, and often perilously, to lecture against slav ...more

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