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Playing the transatlantic card: the British anti-lynching campaigns of Ida B. Wells

@inproceedings{Paisana2016PlayingTT,
  title={Playing the transatlantic card: the British anti-lynching campaigns of Ida B. Wells},
  author={J. Paisana},
  year={2016}
}
This paper shows the effectiveness of nineteenth-century transatlantic social campaigns, highlighting the usefulness of using existing reform networks for one black American female agitator in particular, Ida B. Wells. Wells’ 1893 and 1894 British anti-lynching campaigns aimed to raise public awareness and consequently support in Britain for stamping out lynching in America and thereafter to galvanize Americans into doing the same. She was supported by Catherine Impey and temperance campaigners… Expand

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