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Lynching in America : a history in documents

Author: Christopher Waldrep
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ranging from personal correspondence to courtroom transcripts to journalistic accounts, Christopher Waldrep has extensively mined an enormous quantity of documents about lynching, which he arranges chronologically with concise introductions. He reveals that lynching has been part of American history since the Revolution, but its victims, perpetrators, causes, and environments have changed over time. From the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Waldrep
ISBN: 9780814793985 0814793983 9780814793992 0814793991
OCLC Number: 60644646
Description: xxii, 281 pages ; 26 cm
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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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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