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A lynching at Port Jervis : race and reckoning in the Gilded Age

Call Number

  • 364.134 D768 (CEN)

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First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

Physical Description

260 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


"A book on a lynching that took place in New York in 1892, forcing the North to reckon with its own racism and eventually inspiring a powerful novella by Stephen Crane"--


  • Introduction
  • June 2, 1892
  • City in progress
  • A shadow cast over my sunshade
  • "I am not the man"
  • Southern methods outdone
  • The vigorous pen of Ida B. Wells
  • Inquest
  • The author of my misfortune
  • The blunders of virtue
  • Epilogue.

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