Request an Desk copy

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Join the revolution with affordable and effective textbooks from Chemeketa Press!

Social Science

No items found.

America Awakened: The Anti-Lynching Crusade of Ida B. Wells-Barnett



A classic of investigative journalism, the pamphlets of Ida B. Wells-Barnett shine a light on the evils of racism in the United States. With a contextual introduction and useful footnotes, this book gives students an opportunity to analyze and interpret primary texts. The book includes the full text of Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases; The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States; and Mob Rule in New Orleans: Robert Charles and His Fight to Death, the Story of His Life, Burning Human Beings Alive, and Other Lynching Statistics.

Listen below to a podcast episode featuring the book's editor, Taylor A. Marrow III, talking about the importance and relevance of Wells-Barnett in the present culture of activism and journalism, the necessary conversations about race and controversy in college classrooms, and the power of young voices in enacting political and cultural change.


An image icon of a person silhouette

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Edited with an introduction by Taylor A. Marrow III

Testing Information

This book is currently being tested by Chemeketa Community College faculty.

If you are a faculty member elsewhere, contact us about becoming involved in testing.

Faculty interested in testing should first request an exam copy of the book.