Under Sentence of Death: Lynching in the South / Edition 1

Under Sentence of Death: Lynching in the South / Edition 1

by W. Fitzhugh Brundage
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807846368

ISBN-13: 9780807846360

Pub. Date: 06/02/1997

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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

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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. In 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. The contributors are Bruce E. Baker, E. M. Beck, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Joan E. Cashin, Paula Clark, Thomas G. Dyer, Terence Finnegan, Larry J. Griffin, Nancy MacLean, William S. McFeely, Joanne C. Sandberg, Patricia A. Schechter, Roberta Senechal de la Roche, Stewart E. Tolnay, and George C. Wright.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807846360
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/02/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IApproaches to Racial Violence and Lynching21
Narrative and Event: Lynching and Historical Sociology24
The Sociogenesis of Lynching48
Pt. IILynching in the Local and Regional Context77
A Most Unexampled Exhibition of Madness and Brutality: Judge Lynch in Saline County, Missouri, 185981
A Lynching in Wartime Carolina: The Death of Saxe Joiner109
When Race Didn't Matter: Black and White Mob Violence against Their Own Color132
Pt. IIIThe Cultural Context of Lynching155
Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Lynching: The Leo Frank Case Revisited158
Lynching and Political Power in Mississippi and South Carolina189
North Carolina Lynching Ballads219
Pt. IVBlack Responses and the Legacy of Lynching247
By the Book: The Legal Executions of Kentucky Blacks250
The Roar on the Other Side of Silence: Black Resistance and White Violence in the American South, 1880-1940271
Unsettled Business: Ida B. Wells against Lynching, or, How Antilynching Got Its Gender292
Afterword318
Notes on the Contributors323
Index325

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