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Lynching : American mob murder in global perspective

Author: Robert W Thurston
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Thurston
ISBN: 9781409409083 1409409082 9781409409090 1409409090
OCLC Number: 657223792
Description: viii, 427 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The processes of lynching around the world --
The roots of mob murder : crises of legitimacy, dangers of the frontier --
Concepts of crime and justice in lynching --
Race, civilization, and sexuality : a global conversation --
Reordering racism : imperialism and the challenges of new contact in the nineteenth century --
The body revealed in the Anglo-American world, 1885-1914 --
The world of Southern racism : the long education of a Georgia gentleman --
Atlanta in turmoil : the white elite reacts to murder --
From burning women to protect and action --
Conclusion: The difficulty of seeing lynching.
Responsibility: Robert W. Thurston.
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'...Recommended.' Choice'Thurston's most interesting contribution is to widen our angle on lynching to a global perspective by examining mobs and popular violence in Indonesia, Russia, Nigeria, Read more...

 
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