The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 / Edition 1

The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 / Edition 1

by William D. Carrigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252074300

ISBN-13: 9780252074301

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Beginning with the 1836 independence of Texas, The Making of a Lynching Culture re-examines traditional explanations of lynching, including the role of the frontier, economic tensions, and political conflicts. It also addresses acts of violence ignored or marginalized in many studies of lynching, notably citizen violence against Native Americans and vigilante…  See more details below

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Beginning with the 1836 independence of Texas, The Making of a Lynching Culture re-examines traditional explanations of lynching, including the role of the frontier, economic tensions, and political conflicts. It also addresses acts of violence ignored or marginalized in many studies of lynching, notably citizen violence against Native Americans and vigilante executions of Anglo Americans. Using a voluminous body of court records, newspaper accounts, oral histories, and other sources, William D. Carrigan shows how conventional notions of justice and historical memory were reshaped to glorify violence and foster a culture that legitimized lynching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252074301
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
450,934
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

1"Texas shall be... Americanized" : mob violence in the conquest of Mexican Texas17
2"Necessity knows no law" : mob violence in the conquest of Central Texas's Native Americans31
3"Slavery with a will" : slave resistance and the origins of the panic of 186048
4"Hung sure as hell" : white-on-white mob violence in Central Texas81
5"No justice in it" : racial violence and Reconstruction112
6"A new crime" : the changing character of mob violence in the late nineteenth century132
7"A damnable outrage" : mob violence in twentieth-century Central Texas162
App. AAt victims of mob violence in Central Texas, 1860-1922275
App. BUnconfirmed cases of mob violence in Central Texas, 1838-1922289

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