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Title Under sentence of death : lynching in the South / edited by W. Fitzhugh Brundage.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1997]
©1997

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 UniM Bail  364.134 UNDE    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / W. Fitzhugh Brundage -- Pt. I. Approaches to Racial Violence and Lynching. Narrative and Event: Lynching and Historical Sociology / Larry J. Griffin, Paula Clark and Joanne C. Sandberg. The Sociogenesis of Lynching / Roberta Senechal de la Roche -- Pt. II. Lynching in the Local and Regional Context. A Most Unexampled Exhibition of Madness and Brutality: Judge Lynch in Saline County, Missouri, 1859 / Thomas G. Dyer. A Lynching in Wartime Carolina: The Death of Saxe Joiner / Joan E. Cashin. When Race Didn't Matter: Black and White Mob Violence against Their Own Color / E. M. Beck and Steward E. Tolnay -- Pt. III. The Cultural Context of Lynching. Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Lynching: The Leo Frank Case Revisited / Nancy MacLean. Lynching and Political Power in Mississippi and South Carolina / Terence Finnegan. North Carolina Lynching Ballads / Bruce E. Baker -- Pt. IV. Black Responses and the Legacy of Lynching.
By the Book: The Legal Executions of Kentucky Blacks / George C. Wright. The Roar on the Other Side of Silence: Black Resistance and White Violence in the American South, 1880-1940 / W. Fitzhugh Brundage. Unsettled Business: Ida B. Wells against Lynching, or, How Antilynching Got Its Gender / Patricia A. Schechter -- Afterword / William S. McFeely.
Summary "This important contribution to southern history and the history of U.S. race relations promises to inform, challenge, and enlighten readers". Patricia Sullivan, Author of Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era
Explores the legacies lynching left to southern society and the black struggle for social justice
From the assembled work of fifteen leading scholars emerges a complex and provocative portrait of lynching in the American South. With subjects ranging in time from the late antebellum period to the early twentieth century, and in place from the border states to the Deep South, this collection of essays provides a rich comparative context in which to study the troubling history of lynching.
Covering a broad spectrum of methodologies, these essays further expand the study of lynching by exploring such topics as same-race lynchings, black resistance to white violence, and the political motivations for lynching.
Addressing both the history and the legacy of lynching, the book raises important questions about Southern history, race relations, and the nature of American violence. Though focused on events in the South, these essays speak to patterns of violence, injustice, and racism that have plagued the entire nation.
Other author Brundage, W. Fitzhugh (William Fitzhugh), 1959-
Subject Lynching -- Southern States -- History.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- History.
Racism -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History.
ISBN 0807823260 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807846368 (paperback: alk. paper)