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Night Riders In Black Folk History

NIGHT RIDERS IN BLACK FOLK HISTORY

Gladys-Marie Fry

Foreword by William Lynwood Montell

Based on slave narratives and interviews with descendants of slaves, this fascinating book tells how whites---from the antebellum period through the early 1900s-- intimidated blacks by fostering and reinforcing a dread of the supernatural.

"Fry's brilliantly conceived Night Riders deals in eloquent fashion with what was perhaps the most successful effort of whites, during and after slavery, to control the activities of' blacks at night. . . . This book establishes (Fry] as a folklorist of the first order. "--Washington Post Book World

366 pgs. I I illus.

A BrownThrasher Book


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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