This historic work contains two books in one. The first is; The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of a Slave, from a speech delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch, a British slave owner in the West Indies, was invited to Virginia to teach his methods of molding a slave to plantation owners. This work shows the gruesome and harsh way slave owners adopted in breaking Black people physically and more importantly psychologically and emotionally. The Second Book, Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases, is a pamphlet published by journalist Ida B. Wells in 1892. Wells was one of the founders of the NAACP and spent her lifetime combating prejudice and violence committed against African-Americans. In this pamphlet, she exposes the barbaric practice of whites in the south, many acts similar to what is outlined in the Willie Lynch letters. These two works compliment each other perfectly to show the inhumane cruelty of Chattel slavery in America.
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