Monday, December 31, 2012
I am delighted to see Living with Lynching reviewed by yet another publication targeting traditional historians! The Journal of American History (JAH) is the official publication of the Organization of American Historians (OAH). It is recognized as "the leading scholarly publication and the journal of record in American history."
The reviewer's conclusion: "Mitchell’s analysis recovers a complex array of strategies that African Americans honed over decades to cope with the reality of lynching." Also, "Mitchell’s most powerful chapters focus on lynching’s impact on family life. The figure of the mother/wife ... best instantiates the complexities of 'living with lynching.'"
For more, please see Journal of American History 99.3 (December 2012): 958 - 59.
For more on OAH, visit http://www.oah.org/