"Bullets and Fire: Lynching and Authority in Arkansas, 1840-1950"

"Bullets and Fire: Lynching and Authority in Arkansas, 1840-1950"

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The ten essays collected in Bullets and Fire cover the perpetrators and victims of lynching in Arkansas, as well as those who resisted such violence. Among the topics discussed are the lynching of slaves, the Arkansas Council of the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, the 1927 lynching of John Carter in Little Rock, the state's long opposition to a federal anti-lynching law, and more.

Guy Lancaster is the editor of the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas studies at the Central Arkansas library System.