Urban Vigilantes in the New South: Tampa, 1882-1936

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Like bookends, lynchings bracket this examination of collective violence in Tampa: an 1880s lynching of an English immigrant and two 1930s killings—the vigilante murder of a black prisoner and the flogging death of a white radical.  Events in between leave little doubt that the city deserved its 1930s ranking by the  American Civil Liberties Union as one of nine centers of repression and its reputation for “anti-labor, anti-Negro, anti-alien, anti-Communist, anti-Socialist, anti-liberal violence.”

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1988 Hardcover NEW/UNUSED from the Publisher. In Shrink-Wrap. U.S. Domestic Tracking/Confirmation Included. [Product Description/Details: Based on thorough research in ... newspapers and manuscript collections, Ingalls's analysis is the first community study of vigilantism to trace this phenomenon through several generations. Although the author notes much that was unique to Tampa, he describes the city's "tar and terror" tradition--community-sanctioned lynching, kidnapping, flogging, tarring and feathering, and forced deportation--as a product of southern culture and politics. Hardcover Format/ 286pp/ University of Tennessee Press, 1988/ 1st Edition/ 1.6 lbs/ ISBN-10: 0870495712] Read more Show Less

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Like bookends, lynchings bracket this examination of collective violence in Tampa: an 1880s lynching of an English immigrant and two 1930s killings—the vigilante murder of a black prisoner and the flogging death of a white radical.  Events in between leave little doubt that the city deserved its 1930s ranking by the  American Civil Liberties Union as one of nine centers of repression and its reputation for “anti-labor, anti-Negro, anti-alien, anti-Communist, anti-Socialist, anti-liberal violence.”

Named an Outstanding Book on the subject of intolerance in the United States by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States, Ingalls’s work centers on anti-union vigilantism directed by the city’s elite—most often by a succession of citizens’ committees—against the cigar makers of Tampa’s Ybor City community, skilled workers who were largely Latin, foreignborn, class-conscious, and militant. 

The author concludes that an alliance between the city’s southern-born elite and its wealthy immigrant cigar manufacturers orchestrated the violence, which addressed questions of class more often than questions of race or even ethnicity.  Of the six men lynched in Tampa between the 1880s and 1930s, two were black men accused of attacking white women; the other four were whites, three of whom had actively worked to promote the interest of cigar workers or who had Socialist leanings.

Based on thorough research in newspapers and manuscript collections, Ingalls’s provocative analysis is the first community study of vigilantism to trace this phenomenon through several generations.  Although the author notes much that was unique to Tampa, he describes the city’s “tar and terror” tradition—community-sanctioned lynching, kidnapping, flogging, tarring and feathering, and forced deportation—as a product of southern culture and politics.  If Tampa was not typical, he argues, it was to some degree archetypal.

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Based on reserach in primary sources, Ingalls (history, U. of S. Fla. Tampa) concludes that Tampa's elite orchestrated the violence against immigrants, blacks, radicals, and union organizers to enforce dominant values and conserve the prevailing distribution of power. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780870495717
  • Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 286

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xv
1. The Southern Roots of Lynch Law 1
2. The Origins of Antilabor Vigilantism 31
3. "Pro Bono Publico": The Citizens' Committee of 1901 55
4. "The Cossacks of Tampa": The Citizens' Committee of 1910-11 87
5. From "Stern Repression" to Collective Bargaining 116
6. "Tar and Terror" 163
Conclusion: Violence and Hegemony 205
Notes 215
Bibliography 263
Index 277
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