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Lynching in the West : 1850-1935

Author: Ken Gonzales-Day
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: A John Hope Franklin Center book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This visual and textual study of lynchings that took place in California between 1850 and 1935 shows that race-based lynching in the United States reached far beyond the South.

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Gonzales-Day
ISBN: 0822337819 9780822337812 0822337940 9780822337942
OCLC Number: 238974982
Description: XII, 299, [16] Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten ; 24 cm.
Contents: Illustrations ixAcknowledgments xiIntroduction: Search for California's Hanging Trees 11. Counting the Dead: Frontier Justice and the Antilynching Movement 232. The Greatest Good: Capital Punishment or Popular Justice? 633. In the Shadow of Photography: Copy Prints in the Archive 934. Signifying Bodies: Unblushing and Monstrous 1335. The Wonder Gaze 173Conclusion 201Appendix 1. Case List of Lynchings and Summary Executions 205Appendix 2. Selected List of Legal and Military Executions 229Appendix 3. Pardons, 1849-59 237Notes 239Bibliography 275Index 297
Series Title: A John Hope Franklin Center book
Responsibility: Ken Gonzales-Day.
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[`R]emarkable and unsettling. . . . Ken Gonzales-Day is a talented writer, and the book is at points highly readable, filled with crisp and evocative prose. The visual images, including a dozen pages Read more...

 
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