Baker & Taylor A complete edition of her diary tracks the life of a young schoolteacher and journalist who became a fearless crusader against lynching in the late nineteenth century while struggling with growing violence against blacks in the post-Reconstruction South.
Book News Wells' diary, covering a two-year period beginning in 1885 when she was 24 years old, is a rare personal account of what daily life was like for a middle-class Black Victorian woman. Her journal depicts her progression from teaching to journalism and social activism and her search for a fulfilling and independent life. Her 1885-6 diary is interspersed with the editor's commentary and is followed by the 1893 travel diary, her 1930 Chicago diary, and six articles written between 1885-8. Contains a few pages of b&w period portraits. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Baker & Taylor Tracks the life of a young schoolteacher and journalist who became a crusader against lynching in the late nineteenth century