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Policing the Home Front: From Vigilance to Vigilantism

Christopher Capozzola

in Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335491
eISBN:
9780199868971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335491.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on mob violence and vigilantism in wartime America. It shows that Americans who engaged in extralegal actions to support the war effort insisted that they were exemplars of ... More


Introduction: Uncle Sam Wants You

Christopher Capozzola

in Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335491
eISBN:
9780199868971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335491.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a brief history of how illustrator James Montgomery Flagg came up with the poster of Uncle Sam captioned “I Want YOU”. This poster eventually became one of the ... More


The Old Northwest, 1890s–1930s: “If we do our duty no mob can ever get into this jail”

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates the development—particularly by the police—of white opposition to mob violence against blacks in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio from the 1890s to the 1930s. At the outset it ... More


The Scholarship on Southern Lynching

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/9781469620879.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter begins by briefly setting out the book's purpose, namely to use newly available information about the victims of southern lynching to answer questions such as: who were the individuals ... More


The Victims of Southern Mob Violence

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/9781469620879.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a summary and the main conclusions of the present study. One general conclusion is that lynch victims were a heterogeneous group. Therefore, we must be cautious about ... More


Sitting on the Volcano: Mob Violence and Lynching in the Zionist-Palestinian Conflict

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim and Or Honig

in Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040801
eISBN:
9780252099304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040801.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim’s and Or Honig’s chapter focuses on the lynching and mob violence between Jews and Arabs in the area known as mandatory Palestine, and later as the State of Israel and the occupied ... More


The Race of Lynching

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

in American Lynching

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300181388
eISBN:
9780300184747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181388.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the rise of racial lynching and how lynching became an American practice used to control, terrorize, and subjugate a people, who, in turn, resisted it and the political ... More


“Who Dares to Style This Female a Woman?”: Lynching, Gender, and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. West

Helen McLure

in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the collective killing of women and children, demonstrating that the lynching of female and juvenile victims occurred more often than scholars have appreciated and that the ... More


Targeted Because of Their Success?

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/9781469620879.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines whether black and mixed-race men with higher social standing were exposed to a greater risk of mob violence than were their lower-status neighbors. The results show that ... More


The Midwest in the Late Lynching Period: “A queer precipitate of the old and the new”

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter uses a lynching in South Point, Ohio, in 1932 as an example of the changing nature of this type of violence during its twilight in the Midwest, a change described as “underground ... More


Campaigning against Lynching with Ida B. Wells and Harry C. Smith

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 highlights Tourgée’s extensive anti-lynching journalism, which filled his “Bystander” column from 1888 on. The chapter centers around Tourgée’s collaboration with Ida B. Wells and Harry C. ... More


The Church and Popular Protest

Jeffrey Stephen

in Scottish Presbyterians and the Act of Union 1707

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625055
eISBN:
9780748653423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625055.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the public discontent that broke out in mob violence, the rendezvous of fencible men and rumours of armed risings. It reports that discontent over the union first erupted into ... More


Conclusion

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The conclusion synthesizes the book’s themes. Substantively, it summarizes racist violence and its temporal and spatial adaptations, exclusion and the growth of sundown towns, Jim Crow restrictions ... More


Whose Evidence? Which Account?

Koritha Mitchell

in Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter contends that lynching plays served as mechanisms through which African Americans survived the height of mob violence—and its photographic representation—still believing in ... More


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


Introduction

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction provides an overview of the scholarship and identifies the aims of Hostile Heartland. It draws distinctions between racial and racist violence, assesses different types of violence ... More


Vulnerability in Economic, Political, and Religious Context

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/9781469620879.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapters 4 and 5 demonstrated that individual-level characteristics linked to social marginality or higher-status differentially affected black and mixed-race men's vulnerability to mob violence ... 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


Atypical Victims: Females and White Males

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/9781469620879.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the characteristics of atypical lynch victims—women and white men—and the circumstances surrounding their murders. Among them is Bob Sims, a white man living in Choctaw ... More


Authority

Neil W. Bernstein

in Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199964116
eISBN:
9780199346042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964116.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the construction and dissolution of political and military authority. These speeches represent authority as constructed and vulnerable to attack by inferiors rather than ... More


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