Coatesville and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker

“A compelling narrative that moves crisply through the murder, the lynching, and the cover-up by silence that local residents thereafter affected.”—The Journal of American History On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was ...

Author: Dennis B. Downey

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625841035

Category: History

Page: 160

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On a warm August night in 1911, Zachariah Walker was lynched--burned alive--by an angry mob on the outskirts of Coatesville, a prosperous Pennsylvania steel town. At the time of his very public murder, Walker, an African American millworker, was under arrest for the shooting and killing of a respected local police officer. Investigated by the NAACP, the horrific incident garnered national and international attention. Despite this scrutiny, a conspiracy of silence shrouded the events, and the accused men and boys were found not guilty at trial. On the 100th anniversary of the lynching and the 20th anniversary of the book's original release as No Crooked Death, authors Dennis B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser bring new insight to events that rocked a community.

The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America

In time an office even opened in Coatesville ( Downey and Hyser 1991 ) . The
lynching of Zachariah Walker was one of the first cases in which the newly
established N . A . A . C . P . became directly involved as part of its campaign to
stop ...

Author: William F. Pinar

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 1270

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Perhaps not since Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 classic An American Dilemma has a book appeared as synoptic and unsettling as The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America. Here William F. Pinar elucidates the great «American dilemma», that «peculiar» institution of racial subjugation, especially its gendered - and specifically «queer» - psychosexual dynamics. Explicating in detail two imprinting episodes in American racial history - lynching and prison rape - Pinar argues that the gender of racial politics and violence in America is in some fundamental sense «queer». This book will be of interest to students in education, cultural studies, African American studies, women's and gender studies, and history.

A Guide to the History of Pennsylvania

Several essays have been published on the racial lynching in Coatesville in
1911 . ... B . Downey and Raymond M . Hyser , “ * A Crooked Death ' : Coatesville
, Pennsylvania and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker , ” PH 54 ( April 1987 ) .

Author: Dennis B. Downey

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 486

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In a series of contributed historiographical chapters, this volume assesses the vast wealth of materials on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of the Keystone state.

Eradicating this Evil

..43 40 see Dennis B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser , No Crooked Death :
Coatesville . Pennsylvania and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker ( Urbana and
Chicago : University of Illinois Press , 1991 ) , William Ziglar , " Community on
Trial ...

Author: Mary Jane Brown

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Category: African Americans

Page: 774

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Book Review Digest

No crooked death ; Coatesville , Pennsylvania , and the lynching of Zachariah
Walker , by ] Dennis B . Downey ... Lynching 2 . Pennsylvania - - Race relations 3
. Walker , Zachariah , d . 1911 ISBN 0 - 252 - 01739 - 0 LC 90 - 10853 This is a ...

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Conservative Review

A lynching announced in advance by the newspapers , attended by as many as
20 , 000 people , participated in by elected ... It was in the context of this " siege
mentality " that Zachariah Walker , a black who had come to Coatesville from ...

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African Americans in Pennsylvania

Cf. Dennis B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser, "A Crooked Death: Coatesville,
Pennsylvania, and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker," PH 54 (April 1987): 85-
102; William Ziglar, "Community on Trial: The Coatesville Lynching of 1911,"
PMHB ...

Author: Joe Trotter

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271040076

Category: Social Science

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Coatesville

Buffalo Bill was even attracted to the community, as he made Coatesville the
winter home for his Wild West Show for years. The eyes of the nation were
focused on Coatesville in 1911 with the lynching of Zachariah Walker, an African
American ...

Author: Bruce Edward Mowday

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439611882

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Coatesville has always been a city of visionaries, from its namesake, Moses Coates, a prosperous farmer and the area's first postmaster, to Rebecca Lukens, the "Woman of Steel" and one of the first female business executives in the United States. As the Lukens Steel Company prospered along the banks of the scenic Brandywine River, so did Coatesville, Chester County's only city. Their rich history is told here through nearly two hundred historic photographs.

Lynchings

For a discussion of Cassity ' s thesis in Chains of Fear ( Westport , Conn . , 1984 )
, see Dennis B . Downey and Raymond M . Hyser , No Crooked Death :
Coatesville , Pennsylvania , and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker ( Urbana and
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Author: Walter T. Howard

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Category: Education

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In recent years, a number of historians have focused their scholarly attention on the dark and violent side of the American past. They understandably look for the roots of such disturbing contemporary social problems as the proliferation of extremist hate groups, occurrences of anti-ethnic violence, and undeniable incidents of police brutality in our social history. In the process, they made an interesting discovery: the southern state of Florida, with its sunshine, beaches, and palm trees, has long been plagued by vigilante crimes and extralegal violence. Indeed, lynch law violence in the Sunshine State reached its peak in the 1890s and then gradually declined over the next five decades. From 1930 to 1940, the last phase of the lynching and vigilante era, Floridians executed fifteen citizens - twelve blacks and three whites - in fatal, bloody acts committed wholly outside the law.

Lynching in North Carolina

No Crooked Death : Coatesville , Pennsylvania and the Lynching of Zachariah
Walker . Urbana : University of Illinois Press , 1991 . Dray , Phillip . At the Hands
of Person Unknown : The Lynching of Black America . New York : Modern Library
 ...

Author: Vann R. Newkirk

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: History

Page: 206

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From the end of the Civil War through 1941, there were 168 North Carolinians who lost their lives to lynching. This form of mob violence was often justified as a means of controlling the black population; protecting white wives and daughters; and defending family honor. Legal attempts to deter lynching--including the 1893 law that classified it as a felony and sought to hold a county liable for damages--generally failed because of a lack of local support and ineffectual enforcement by state officials. After 1922, however, in a phenomenon unique to North Carolina, incidents of lynching inexplicably and rapidly declined, prompting the state to head a national movement1to end it. Appendices provide an account of all 168 known lynching occurrences.

Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

NYPL ( Sc D 91 - 218 ] Downey , Dennis B . , 1952 - No crooked death :
Coatesville , Pennsylvania , and the lynching of Zachariah Walker / Dennis B .
Downey and Raymond M . Hyser . Urbana : University of Illinois Press , c1991 .
xv , 174 p .

Author: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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Rituals Of Blood

... Coatesville , Pennsylvania and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker ( Urbana :
University of Illinois Press , 1991 ) . An additional work of special interest is
Jacquelyn D. Hall , Revolt Against Chivalry : Jesse Daniel Ames and the
Women's ...

Author: Orlando Patterson

Publisher: Civitas Books

ISBN: 9781582430393

Category: History

Page: 352

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In the first essay, Patterson analyzes the very latest survey data to delineate the different attitudes, behaviors, and circumstances of Afro-American men and women, dissecting both the external and internal causes for the great disparities he finds.In the second essay, Patterson focuses on the lynching of Afro-American boys and men during the decades after Reconstruction, particularly on the substantial number of cases that constituted apparent ritual human sacrifice. As no one has done before, Patterson reveals how the complex interplay between Christian sacrificial symbolism and the deep recesses of post-bellum Southern culture resulted in some of the most shameful, barbaric events in American history.The third essay brings us into the late twentieth century, with an investigation of the various images of Afro-American men portrayed by the media. From the demigod (Michael Jordan) to the demon (Colin Ferguson) to the demigod-turned-demon (O. J. Simpson) and the crossers of racial and gender boundaries (Michael Jackson and Dennis Rodman)—all contribute to the cultural complications of our contemporary society.Rituals of Blood advances Patterson's new model of ethnic relations that opens American society to a new and freer dialogue.

Rape Race and Redemption

A Northern Translation of the Southern Script in the 1920 Duluth Lynching
Cassandra Lynn Lucas ... and Raymond Hyser , No Crooked Death : Coatesville ,
Pennsylvania and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker ( Urbana and Chicago ,
1991 ) ...

Author: Cassandra Lynn Lucas

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Category: African Americans

Page: 468

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A case study of the Duluth violence offers a detailed analysis of the racial and gender stereotypes, roles, and beliefs that supported the lynching and provides evidence that this ideology was a national, not simply a Southern phenomenon.

In the Space of Violence

... Lynchings in the South : Test's Blalock's Power - Threat Hypothesis , ” Social
Forces 61 ( 1983 ) : 774-796 ; Dennis Downey and Raymond M. Hyser , No
Crooked Death : Coatesville , Pennsylvania , and the Lynching of Zachariah
Walker ...

Author: Kidada E. Williams

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Category: African Americans

Page: 424

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The Florida Historical Quarterly

36 Lynching was a method of intimidation , reminding African Americans to stay “
in their place . ” Ironically , despite ... No Crooked Death : Coatesville ,
Pennsylvania and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker ( Urbana , Ill . , 1993 ) , 29 -
51 . 38 .

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Journal of Presbyterian History

9 “ Delaware Ready to Punish Men Who Led Lynching , " Evening Bulletin , 23
June 1903 ; “ Negro Murderer is Burned ... B. Downey and Raymond M. Hyser ,
No Crook Death : Coatesville , Pennsylvania and the Lynching of Zachariah
Walker ...

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New River Symposium

Conclusion The violent death of Raymond Bird is an illustration of the lynching
ritual performed with terrifying precision in ... Raymond M. Hyser , No Crooked
Death , Coatesville , Pennsylvania , and the Lynching of Zachariah Walker , (
Urbana ...

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Encyclopedia of Race and Crime

News Coverage in The New York Times On August 15, 1911, an article about the
Walker lynching was published in The New York Times, which at that ... No
crooked death: Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and the lynching of Zachariah Walker.

Author: Helen Taylor Greene

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266093

Category: Social Science

Page: 1024

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"The organization of the reader's guide—especially the groupings of landmark cases, race riots, and criminology theories—is impressive ... Other related titles lack the breadth, detail, and accessibility of this work ... Recommended for all libraries; essential for comprehensive social studies collections." —Library Journal As seen almost daily on local and national news, race historically and presently figures prominently in crime and justice reporting within the United States, in the areas of hate crimes, racial profiling, sentencing disparities, wrongful convictions, felon disenfranchisement, political prisoners, juveniles and the death penalty, and culturally specific delinquency prevention programs. The Encyclopedia of Race and Crime covers issues in both historical and contemporary context, with information on race and ethnicity and their impact on crime and the administration of justice. These two volumes offer a greater appreciation for the similar historical experiences of varied racial and ethnic groups and illustrate how race and ethnicity has mattered and continues to matter in the administration of American criminal justice. Key Features Covers a number of broad thematic areas: basic concepts and theories of criminal justice; the police, courts, and corrections; juvenile justice; public policy; the media; organizations; specific groups and populations; and specific cases and biographies Addresses such topics as gender, hate/bias crimes, immigrant experiences, international and cross-cultural issues, race and gangs, and race and law, Presents experiences of all major racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., including Asians, Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, and Ethnic Whites, as well as religious minorities, such as Muslims Includes coverage of recent incidents like the alleged rape of a black female North Carolina Central University student by white male members of the Duke University Lacrosse Team;, the Jena 6 incident; the Tulia, Texas drug arrests; the Rodney King beating; the O. J. Simpson trials in the 1990s; and more recent racial profiling incidents Two appendices provide information on locating and interpreting statistical data on race and crime, as well as detailed instructions on how to access statistical data on the web for such specific areas as arrests, drugs, gang membership, hate crimes, homicide trends, juvenile justice, prison populations, racial profiling, the death penalty, and victimization Because the topic of race and crime is of wide interest and relevance, entries in this Encyclopedia are written in an accessible style to appeal to a broad audience, making it a welcome addition to academic and public libraries alike.

Homicide a Bibliography

Author: Bal K. Jerath

Publisher: Vkj Books International Press

ISBN:

Category: Homicide

Page: 1462

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"It is an indispensable tool for scholars interested in homicide and related issues such as capital punishment". - David Lester, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. "It is the most complete compendium of homicide research I have every seen." - J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., Assoc. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego. "This book is a very worthwhile one to have for anyone who is seriously interested in learning more about the field of homicide." - Kathleen M. Heide, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, Professor of Criminology." ..should be of particular interest to colleges and universities with studies in this respect of the social, psychological criminal, and health sciences." - Lyn Dennison, M. L. AHIP, Assistant Director for Library Operations, Greenblatt Library, Medical College of Georgia." ..a peerless compendium of the latest research on homicide." "I recommend this work to anyone who is involved in study of homicide." - Wade C. Meyers, M.D., Associate Professor and Chief Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Departments of Psychiatry, University of Florida." ..acquisition of this remarkable reference is highly recommended to schools, colleges and public libraries." - Docteur Michel Benezech, Chef de Service, Ancien Professeur Associe en Medecine Legal, Professeur Associe de Droit Prive, a l'Universite de Bordeau IV."Homicide, A Bibliography is a valuable book for everyone involved with teaching and research in the field of forensic sciences." - Niuvanniemen Sairaala, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Kuapia, Niuvanniemen Hospital, FIN 70240, Kuopia, Finland.

African American History and Life

Author: Jean Kemble

Publisher:

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Category: African Americans

Page: 148

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