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The General Sense of Justice: Lynching and the Death Penalty, 1880–1950

Seth Kotch

in Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649870
eISBN:
9781469649894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649870.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the enduring relationship between lynching and capital punishment in North Carolina in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Lynching was an essential way North Carolinians communicated ... More


Rape, Race, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890–1912

Sandra Gunning

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099904
eISBN:
9780199855100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099904.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In the late nineteenth century, the stereotype of the black male as sexual beast functioned for white supremacists as an externalized symbol of social chaos against which all whites would unite for ... More


The Characteristics of Black Male Lynch Victims

Amy Kate Bailey and Stewart E. Tolnay

in Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620879
eISBN:
9781469623092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620879.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides an overview of the individual and family characteristics of roughly 900 black and mixed-race male victims of southern lynching. The evidence presented offers the first available ... More


Victims as Marginal Men?

Amy Kate Bailey and Stewart E. Tolnay

in Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620879
eISBN:
9781469623092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620879.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Building on the preliminary descriptive evidence presented in Chapter 3, which provided an initial comparison of the characteristics of victims with those of a sample of black men who were not ... More


 The Social Sciences and the Professional Discipline of Black Religion

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Social sciences pathologized the religious experience of black southerners at the turn of the 20th century. The new psychology of G. Stanley Hall and his disciples was a major northern cultural ... More


Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940

Amy Louise Wood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832547
eISBN:
9781469603568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878118_wood
Subject:
History, African-American History

Lynch mobs in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America exacted horrifying public torture and mutilation on their victims. This book explains what it meant for white Americans to perform ... More


The Power of Racial Rape Myths after World War II

Dawn Rae Flood

in Rape in Chicago: Race, Myth, and the Courts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036897
eISBN:
9780252094415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036897.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reveals how African American men and their attorneys challenged assumptions about black criminality and forced urban authorities to confront these assumptions during the postwar years, ... More


Whose Problem is This?

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0026
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the essay, Whose Problem Is This? for the AME Church Review, where Fortune outlined the racial situation of the day. He did not see the problem as being substantially different ... More


Subversion

in Concentration Camps on the Home Front: Japanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226354767
eISBN:
9780226354774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354774.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on U.S. Representative John Rankin, who frequently captured the spirit of mainstream American political discourse in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Forging alliances with ... More


American Emergencies: Whiteness, the National Guard, and Light in August

Chuck Jackson

in Faulkner and Whiteness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030208
eISBN:
9781621033202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030208.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the historical development of new forms of military defense in the early twentieth century, such as the National Guard, and how this process was explicitly racialized in the Jim ... More


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