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Lynchers versus Due Process: The Forging of Rough Justice

Michael J. Pfeifer

in The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter treats the Far West, the Upper South, and the Midwest in the mid-to-late 1850s as a laboratory for a variety of lynching violence that would become widespread in the postbellum era. The ... More


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