Bederman, Gail. “‘Civilization,’ the Decline of Middle-Class Manliness, and Ida B. Wells’s Antilynching Campaign (1892-94).” In “We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible”: A Reader in Black Women’s History. Eds., Darlene Clark Hine, Wilma King, and Linda Reid, 407-432. New York: Carlson, 1995.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. “Style and Content in the Rhetoric of Early Afro-American Feminists.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 72 (1986): 440-441.

Cutler, James E. Lynch-law: An Investigation into the History of Lynching in the United States. Montclair, NJ: Patterson Smith, 1969.

Davis, Simone W. “The ‘Weak Race’ and the Winchester: Political Voices in the Pamphlets of Ida B. Wells-Barnett.” Legacy 12 (1995): 77-97.

Dray, Phillip. At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America. New York: Random House, 2002.

Karcher, Carolyn L. “The White ‘Bystander’ and the Black Journalist ‘Abroad’: Albion W. Tourgée and Ida B. Wells as Allies Against Lynching.” Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 29 (2004): 85-119.

Logan, Shirley Wilson. “We are Coming”: The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Black Women. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.

McMurry, Linda O. To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Royster, Jacqueline Jones, ed. Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900. Boston, MA: Bedford Books, 1997.

Schechter, Patricia Ann. Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Wells, Ida B. Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells. Ed., Alfreda M. Duster. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

—. The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells. Ed., Miriam DeCosta-Willis. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1995.

—. On Lynchings: Southern Horrors, A Red Record, Mob Rule in New Orleans. Salem, NH: Ayer, 1990.

—. “Lynch Law in All Its Phases.” In With Pen and Voice: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women. ed. Shirley Wilson Logan. Carbondale: Southern IllinoisUniversity Press. 80-99.

Wells, Ida B., et al. The Reason Why The Colored American Is Not In The World’s Columbian Exposition: The Afro-American’s Contribution To Columbian Literature. Ed., Robert W. Rydell. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Audio-Visual Materials 

Greaves, William. Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice. New York: Radio City Station, 1989. Video Recording.

On-Line Resources

“Ida B. Wells.” Illinois During the Gilded Age, 1866-1896. Illinois Historical Digitized Projects.,%20Ida%20B%22. (This is a easily navigable website that includes a detailed biography and a series video clips of historian and Wells biographer Patricia Schecheter discussing and analyzing various aspects of Wells’s career.)

“The Progress of a People.” A Special Presentation of the Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection, Session I: Segregation and Violence, Web site includes an excerpt from Ida Wells-Barnett’s pamphlet, “Lynch Law in Georgia” (1899), and the full text of the pamphlet. See other documents related to Ida Wells in the Library of Congress’s American Memory Collection. Select African American history and search on her name.)

“The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow.” PBS, site includes a biography of Wells, a video clips, images from the period, and an interactive voting map.) 

Wells, Ida B. A Red Record (1895). Project Gutenberg eBook,  

Wells, Ida B. Southern Horrors (1892). Project Gutenberg eBook,

Last updated June 16, 2016.