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Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Michael J. Pfeifer (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In recent decades, scholars have explored much of the history of mob violence in the American South, especially in the years after Reconstruction. However, the lynching violence that occurred in ... More


The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Michael J. Pfeifer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This deeply researched prequel to the author's 2006 study Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874–1947, analyzes the foundations of lynching in American social history. Scrutinizing the ... 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


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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