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Lynching in America : a history in documents

Author: Christopher Waldrep
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a portrait of lynching demonstrating that it has been anything but one-dimensional. From the American Revolution to the expansion of the western frontier, the book shows how communities  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lynching in America.
New York : New York University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005015600
(OCoLC)60644646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Waldrep
ISBN: 9781429486125 1429486120 9780814793985 0814793983 9780814793992 0814793991
OCLC Number: 168652849
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 281 pages)
Contents: Introduction : explanations --
The first lynchers --
Jacksonian America --
Slavery --
How the West was won? --
Civil War and Reconstruction --
The gilded age : shall the wheel of race agitation be stopped? --
State sovereignty and mob law --
Western lynching in an industrializing age --
The limits of progressive reform --
Federal law against mob law --
The new deal --
High-tech lynchings.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Waldrep.
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