The Tragedy of Lynching

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This book deals with the quest for a preventive to lynching which can be undertaken only after one has an understanding of what it is that is to be prevented. This necessary analysis of lynching--its background, circumstances, and meaning--introduces many baffling elements. The author has made a detailed study of the lynchings of 1930 in an effort to find an answer to the complexities of the problem.
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Overview

This book deals with the quest for a preventive to lynching which can be undertaken only after one has an understanding of what it is that is to be prevented. This necessary analysis of lynching--its background, circumstances, and meaning--introduces many baffling elements. The author has made a detailed study of the lynchings of 1930 in an effort to find an answer to the complexities of the problem.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807897584
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 508
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction v
Part 1 The Toll of the Mob 1
I. Salient Facts about Lynchings in 1930 3
II. General Aspects of Lynching 25
III. The Tragedy of the Mob 40
Part 2 Lynchings in Black Belt Counties 55
IV. "Blue Eyed Niggers" 59
V. "Decent Burial" for Lynched Pair 85
VI. "Imperial Bolivar" and What It Means 94
VII. North Carolina Slips Back 107
VIII. "Red-Boned Nigger from Louisiana" 125
Part 3 Lynchings in Southeast Georgia 139
IX. Lynched after an All-Night Man-Hunt 141
X. He Angered the "Lily Whites" 172
XI. Lynched in His Cell 203
XII. The Sheriff Keeps Faith with the Mob 233
Part 4 Lynchings in Piedmont Counties 261
XIII. "Framed" and Lynched 263
XIV. Twenty Minutes Late 286
XV. Mobs--"Orderly" and Disorderly 302
Part 5 Mob Outbreaks in North Texas and Central Oklahoma 317
XVI. Burning Down the Courthouse 319
XVII. No Property Destroyed 356
XVIII. Death in Cell by Gun and Knife 369
Part 6 Lynchings Outside the South 384
XIX. A Public Affair 387
XX. Chained to Ridge Pole and Burned 407
Part 7 Foiling the Mob 441
XXI. Protecting Their Prisoners 443
XXII. Cooperation of Police and Courts 454
Lynchings in 1930, 1931, 1932 469
Threatened Lynchings Prevented 1930-33 473
Lynchings by Years, by Causes, etc. 480
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