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Lynching beyond Dixie : American mob violence outside the South

Author: Michael J Pfeifer
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays illuminates the factors that distinguished lynching in the West, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Pfeifer
ISBN: 9780252037467 0252037464 9780252078958 0252078950 9780252094651 0252094654
OCLC Number: 800721338
Description: 325 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Michael J. Pfeifer --
Part I. The West --
"Who dares to style this female a woman?": lynching, gender, and culture in the nineteenth-century U.S. West / Helen McLure --
The popular sources of political authority in 1856 San Francisco: lynching, vigilance, and the difference between politics and constitutionalism / Christopher Waldrep --
"Light is bursting upon the world!": White supremacy and racist violence against Blacks in Reconstruction Kansas / Brent M.S. Campney --
The rise and fall of mob violence against Mexicans in Arizona, 1859-1915 / William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb --
Making Utah history: press coverage of the Robert Marshall lynching, June 1925 / Kimberley Mangun and Larry R. Gerlach --
Part II. The Midwest --
"The cry of the Negro should not be remember the Maine, but remember the hanging of Bush": African American responses to lynching in Decatur, Illinois, 1893 / Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua --
Race, sex, and riot: the Springfield, Ohio, race riots of 1904 and 1906 and the sources of antiblack violence in the lower Midwest / Jack S. Blocker Jr. --
Lynching in late-nineteenth-century Michigan / Michael J. Pfeifer --
Part III. The Northeast --
"They lynched Jim Cullen": story and myth on the northern Maine frontier / Dena Lynn Winslow --
The "Delaware horror": two ministers, a lynching, and the crisis of democracy / Dennis B. Downey --
Appendix: lynchings in the Northeast, Midwest, and West.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Pfeifer.

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"The essays collected in this volume remind us, no region of the country--and no ethnic group--was spared the spectacle of lynch mobs in the 19th or early-20th centuries."--Shepherd Express "Each Read more...

 
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