Aimee's Reviews > Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

Without Sanctuary by James       Allen
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Oct 04, 2007

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bookshelves: social-commentary, scary, photography
Recommended for: readers of American history
Read in January, 2004

It's impossible to "like" a book that so graphically (verbally and pictorially) depicts the horror of humanity's brutality. This book confronts readers with the gruesome reality of lynching, which (at least in "my day") was typically minimized in history classes as being a hanging, and a beating or two. The pictures and narrative hold the mirror for us to behold the truth, and it is hideously ugly and shameful.

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David Becker So, why not give it a higher rating if it causes such a visceral response?

Chris Topher You're not liking the act the book covers, you're liking the message the book delivers. If we rated books as you did, no book on the Holocaust would get over 2 stars.

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