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A festival of violence : an analysis of Southern lynchings, 1882-1930

Author: Stewart Emory Tolnay; E M Beck
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A statistical study of lynching in ten southern states which shows that economic and status concerns were at the heart of that violent practice. This book tests explanations of the causes of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Emory Tolnay; E M Beck
ISBN: 0252021274 9780252021275 0252064135 9780252064135
OCLC Number: 1084825641
Description: xiv, 207 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A legacy of racial violence --
A portrait of the lynching era, 1880-1930 --
Social threat, competition, and mob violence --
Lynching as popular justice --
The role of king cotton --
Southern politics and lynching, 1880-1900 --
The great migration and the demise of lynching --
The tragedy of lynching: an overview.
Responsibility: Stewart E. Tolnay and E.M. Beck.

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