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Lynched chronicles the history and aftermath of lynching in America. By rooting her work in oral histories, Angela D. Sims gives voice to the memories of African American elders who remember lynching not only as individual acts but as a culture of violence, domination, and fear.
 
Lynched preserves memory even while it provides an analysis of the meaning of those memories. Sims examines the relationship between lynching and the interconnected realities of race, gender, class, and other social fragmentations that ultimately shape a person’s—and a community’s—religious self-understanding. Through this understanding, she explores how the narrators reconcile their personal and communal memory of lynching with their lived Christian experience. Moreover, Sims unearths the community’s truth that this is sometimes a story of words and at other times a story of silence. 
 
Revealing the bond between memory and moral formation, Sims discovers the courage and hope inherent in the power of recall. By tending to the words of these witnesses, Lynched exposes not only a culture of fear and violence but the practice of story and memory, as well as the narrative of hope within a renewed possibility for justice.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. 1. Echoes of a Not So Distant Past: African Americans Remember Lynching
  2. pp. 17-46
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  1. 2. Courageous Truth Telling: Historical Remembrance as an Ethical-Theological Mandate
  2. pp. 47-84
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  1. 3. Faithful Witness: Oral Narratives and Human Agency
  2. pp. 85-110
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  1. 4. Unrelenting Tenacity: In the Shadow of the Lynching Tree
  2. pp. 111-136
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  1. 5. Lessons, Concerns, Hopes: Embodying an Ethic of Resilient Resistance
  2. pp. 137-156
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 157-196
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781481306072
Related ISBN
9781602582668
MARC Record
OCLC
956379744
Pages
213
Launched on MUSE
2016-10-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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