The First Waco Horror
The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP
By Patricia Bernstein
(Texas A&M University Press, Paperback, 9781585445448, 252pp.)
Publication Date: January 2006
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Patricia Bernstein, who holds a degree in American studies from Smith College, has managed her own public relations firm in Houston for the past twenty years. Her articles have been published in Smithsonian Magazine, Texas Monthly, Cosmopolitan, and other magazines. The First Waco Horror is her second book.
“The topic is compelling and important. . . . a page-turner, indeed an often horrifying one . . . it has great potential to greatly expanding our understanding of race, racial violence, and racial politics in the early twentieth century.”--Cary D. Wintz, Texas Southern University
-Cary D. Wintz, Texas Southern University