Anatomy of an Oklahoma Lynching: Bryan County, August 12-13, 1911

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Article provides details surrounding the lynching of John Lee, a black man who attacked and killed a woman alone with her children near Durant, Oklahoma in 1911. Lowell Blaisdell describes the history of racial violence in the area, including other lynching incidents, and the circulation of rumors and paranoia that went hand-in-hand with the attitudes of the era.

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16 p. : ill.

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Blaisdell, Lowell L. Autumn 2001.

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  • Main Title: Anatomy of an Oklahoma Lynching: Bryan County, August 12-13, 1911
  • Serial Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma

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Article provides details surrounding the lynching of John Lee, a black man who attacked and killed a woman alone with her children near Durant, Oklahoma in 1911. Lowell Blaisdell describes the history of racial violence in the area, including other lynching incidents, and the circulation of rumors and paranoia that went hand-in-hand with the attitudes of the era.

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16 p. : ill.

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Abstract: In August, 1911, a black man named John Lee attacked and killed a woman alone with her children on their farm north of Durant. A large crowd tracked down and shot Lee, then burned his body. Lowell Blaisdell describes the events of August 12-13 within the context of the area's social an cultural milieu and how they compare with patterns of lynching behaviors nationwide.

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  • Chronicles of Oklahoma, 79(3), Oklahoma Historical Society, 2001, pp. 298-313

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  • Publication Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • Volume: 79
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 298
  • Page End: 313

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The Chronicles of Oklahoma is the scholarly journal published by the Oklahoma Historical Society. It is a quarterly publication and was first published in 1921.

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Blaisdell, Lowell L. Anatomy of an Oklahoma Lynching: Bryan County, August 12-13, 1911, article, Autumn 2001; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc2016840/: accessed January 29, 2023), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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