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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


The Comic Book Movie Genre

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The comic book film adaptation trend ushered in by X-Men in 2000 soon developed into a full-fledged genre. Chapter Two charted the development of this genre and probed its boundaries. Identifying the ... More


The Lustful Lout: The Murder of Joseph Standing

Patrick Q. Mason

in The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740024
eISBN:
9780199894666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740024.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

On the morning of July 21, 1879, LDS missionaries Joseph Standing and Rudger Clawson were abducted by a posse of a dozen armed men. The vigilantes charged the elders with coming to Georgia “for the ... More


Rumors, Religious Competition, and Community Violence: The Cane Creek Massacre

Patrick Q. Mason

in The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740024
eISBN:
9780199894666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740024.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mormonism seemed to be exploding in rural northwestern Tennessee in the mid-1880s, thanks largely to the efforts of Elder John Gibbs. This engendered considerable resentment among many local ... 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


Introduction: sovereignty and superheroes

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The introduction offers a brief definition of a superhero using the work of Peter Coogan, and the founding definition of sovereignty in Western political philosophy as outlined by Jean Bodin. It ... More


Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Adam Malka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

What if racialized mass incarceration is not a perversion of our criminal justice system’s liberal ideals, but rather a natural conclusion? Adam Malka raises this disturbing possibility through a ... More


The Struggle for Reconciliation and Control

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 2: The Conflicted Ozarks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042737
eISBN:
9780252051593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042737.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 chronicles the period of political Reconstruction in the post-Civil War years, from 1865 to about 1874. Despite the formal end of war, the region did not see an end to bloodshed, as former ... More


Blended Masculinity

Martha K. Hugginsv, Mika Haritos-Fatouros, and Philip G. Zimbardo

in Violence Workers: Police Torturers and Murderers Reconstruct Brazilian Atrocities

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234468
eISBN:
9780520928916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234468.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes violence workers in Brazil whose masculinity presentations were a combination of personalistic and institutional functionary masculinities, as well as a new synthesis of them. ... More


Though the heavens fall: The Vigilante movement culture of 1856

PHILIP J. ETHINGTON

in The Public City: The Political Construction of Urban Life in San Francisco, 1850-1900

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230019
eISBN:
9780520927469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230019.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the movement culture created by the Vigilante Committee of 1856 in San Francisco, California. It explains that for ninety days the Vigilante Executive Committee was able to draw ... More


The McCarthyite Crime Film: The Time of the (Quasi-Scientific) Toad (Criminal/ Informer/Vigilante Cops versus Psychotic Fugitives)

Dennis Broe

in Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the immediate aftermath of the film noir period in the U.S. during the years 1950 to 1955 in Hollywood. It describes the rollback, in the U.S. as a whole and in Hollywood in ... More


The Popular Sources of Political Authority in 1856 San Francisco: Lynching, Vigilance, and the Difference between Politics and Constitutionalism

Christopher Waldrep

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/9780252037467.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces the ideological formation surrounding a central moment in the history of American lynching, the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856. The San Francisco vigilantes helped to ... More


The interventionist discourse

Sibylle Scheipers

in Negotiating Sovereignty and Human Rights: International Society and the International Criminal Court

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080098
eISBN:
9781781703021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080098.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter is devoted to the interventionist discourse. Though interventionists are aware of the relevance of international law and human rights, they oppose the legalistic idea that human rights ... More


The Rise 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/9780300181388.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explains the fundamental rise of lynching during the end of the Revolutionary War. Lynchers act with manly sentiment and are simply the only ones who can understand and appreciate the ... More


Dissenting Voices, 2010–12

Feargal Cochrane

in Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178708
eISBN:
9780300194869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178708.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the problems that continue to exist in Northern Ireland. While a lot has changed in Northern Ireland since the height of the conflict, there are also some points of ... More


Revolution and Reaction 1904–1914

Antony Polonsky

in Jews in Poland and Russia: 1881-1914 v. 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113836
eISBN:
9781800341067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113836.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how the years between 1905 and 1907 saw the most sustained outbreak of social and political violence in the tsarist empire since the Pugachev rebellion in the late eighteenth ... More


Crime, Vigilante, and Village Films: Violence and Insecurity

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The breakdown of law and order in Nigeria created general terror. A series of scandals linked violence, political power, and occult forces: rumors of money rituals practiced by the elite caused ... More


Houses, Yards, and Other Domestic Domains

Hannah Rosen

in Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832028
eISBN:
9781469605715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888568_rosen.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter illustrates how the years of Reconstruction saw extensive campaigns of vigilante terror, making it one of the most violent eras in U.S. history. Bands of white men roamed the rural areas ... More


American Society in the Old Ozarks

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041914
eISBN:
9780252050602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041914.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 6 takes an in-depth look at the society created by the antebellum pioneers of the Ozarks. This chapter discusses the development of the key denominations in the region’s formal religious ... More


Conclusion

Miguel La Serna

in The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835470
eISBN:
9781469601915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882634_la_serna.12
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This conclusion describes the forms of vigilante justice in Puno and Cochamba, arguing that the factors in play for the extralegal linchamientos (lynching) in these regions were the same ones in play ... More


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