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Forgotten dead : mob violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928

Author: William D Carrigan; Clive Webb
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mob violence in the United States is usually associated with the southern lynch mobs who terrorized African Americans during the Jim Crow era. In Forgotten Dead, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb uncover a comparatively neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the lynching of persons of Mexican origin or descent. Over eight decades lynch mobs murdered hundreds of Mexicans, mostly in the American  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Carrigan; Clive Webb
ISBN: 9780195320350 0195320352
OCLC Number: 815043342
Description: xiv, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Manifest Destiny and Mob Violence against Mexicans --
Judge Lynch on the Border --
Mexican Resistance to Mob Violence --
Diplomatic Protest and the Decline of Mob Violence --
Conclusion: Remembering the Forgotten Dead --
Appendix A: Confirmed Cases of Mob Violence against Persons of Mexican Origin and Descent in the United States, 1848-1928 --
Appendix B: Unconfirmed Cases of Mob Violence against Persons of Mexican Origin and Descent in the United States, 1848-1928.
Responsibility: William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb.
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Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent.  Read more...

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