What is the central theme and tone of Ida B. Wells-Barnett's Book "A Red Record".
The tone of A Red Record is unmistakable and in chapter 1 the reader is instantly introduced to "the year 1894" and the "awakening of the public conscience" so there can be no misunderstanding as to Ms Wells-Barnett's intentions. The tone then is accusatory as "the inevitable result of unbribled power.... by the white man over the Negro" causes "conscienceless outlawry" but, whilst expected, it is certainly not excused, as Wells points out regularly. "We have associated too long with the white man not to have copied his vices as well as his virtues.." (ch 10) reveals, however, that there can be no denying that the responsibility lies with both sides.
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