The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Written By James H. Cone
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Publsiher : Orbis Books
  • Release : 12 May 2021
  • ISBN : 160833001X
  • Pages : 202 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 3 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Cross and the Lynching Tree by author: James H. Cone which was release on 12 May 2021 and published by Orbis Books with total page 202 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • Author : James H. Cone
  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian ...

Crime of Lynching

Crime of Lynching
  • Author : United States. Congress. Committee on the Judiciary,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1948
  • Total pages : 198
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Read online Crime of Lynching written by United States. Congress. Committee on the Judiciary,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary, published by which was released on 1948. Download full Crime of Lynching Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Crime of Lynching

Crime of Lynching
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1948
  • Total pages : 198
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Considers (80) H.R. 4528, (80) S. 42, (80) S. 1352, (80) S. 1465....

Blood Justice

Blood Justice
  • Author : Howard Smead
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Reconstructs the case of Mack Charles Parker, a young African-American man who was lynched by a white mob in 1959 after being charged with the rape of a white woman in Poplarville, Mississippi....

Punishment for the Crime of Lynching

Punishment for the Crime of Lynching
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1934
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Considers (73) S. 1978....

The Lynching of Cleo Wright

The Lynching of Cleo Wright
  • Author : Dominic J. Capeci Jr.
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : On January 20, 1942, black oil mill worker Cleo Wright assaulted a white woman in her home and nearly killed the first police officer who tried to arrest him. An angry mob then hauled Wright out of jail and dragged him through the streets of Sikeston, Missouri, before burning him alive. Wright's ...

The Lynching of Language

The Lynching of Language
  • Author : Sandra L. Ragan,Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication Sandra L Ragan,Christina Beck,Dianne G. Bystrom,Lynda L. Kaid
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 293
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Read online The Lynching of Language written by Sandra L. Ragan,Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication Sandra L Ragan,Christina Beck,Dianne G. Bystrom,Lynda L. Kaid, published by University of Illinois Press which was released on 1996. Download full The Lynching of Language Books now! Available in PDF, ...

The Lynching of Emmett Till

The Lynching of Emmett Till
  • Author : Christopher Metress
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Uses excerpts from newspapers and editorials and accounts of the murder and trial to examine the lynching of fourteen-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, in a volume which also contains selections from poems, songs, interviews, essays, and memoirs relating to the incident....

Journal of Social Science

Journal of Social Science
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Read online Journal of Social Science written by , published by which was released on 1894. Download full Journal of Social Science Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Literary Digest

The Literary Digest
  • Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler,Isaac Kaufman Funk,William Seaver Woods
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Read online The Literary Digest written by Edward Jewitt Wheeler,Isaac Kaufman Funk,William Seaver Woods, published by which was released on 1893. Download full The Literary Digest Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Lynching

The Lynching
  • Author : Bennie Lee Sinclair
  • Publisher : Walker & Company
  • Release Date : 1992-01
  • Total pages : 209
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : In the South to determine the cause of his father's lynching thirty years before, Thomas More Levity--along with his assistant, Justyn Jones, daughter of the late attorney who prosecuted the lynch mob--finds his own life in danger...

At the Hands of Persons Unknown

At the Hands of Persons Unknown
  • Author : Philip Dray
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : WINNER OF THE SOUTHERN BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION • “A landmark work of unflinching scholarship.”—The New York Times This extraordinary account of lynching in America, by acclaimed civil rights historian Philip Dray, shines a clear, bright light on American history’s darkest stain—illuminating its causes, perpetrators, apologists, ...

The First Waco Horror

The First Waco Horror
  • Author : Patricia Bernstein
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 265
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : In 1916, in front of a crowd of ten to fifteen thousand cheering spectators watched as seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court for the rape and murder ...

Lynchings

Lynchings
  • Author : Walter Howard
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2005-12
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Lynchings: Extralegal Violence in Florida during the 1930sThis study examines the 13 lynchings that occurred in the southern state of Florida during the decade of the 1930s. It provides a lively and detailed narrative account of each lynching and concludes that there is no one single theory or explanation of these ...

Vendetta

Vendetta
  • Author : Richard Gambino
  • Publisher : Guernica Editions
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 198
  • ISBN : 160833001X
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Summary : Eleven Italian Americans were lynched in New Orleans on March 14, 1891. The lynching caused a crisis between the President and the Congress of the United States, between Washington and Rome. It also introduced a sinister word to America: Mafia. This book has become a HBO film starring Christopher Walken....