The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose

The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose

by Jack Shuler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610391368
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,294,668
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jack Shuler holds the John and Christine Warner Chair at Denison University, where he is an associate professor teaching American literature and Black Studies. He is the author of two books on the nexus of race and violence in America, Calling Out Liberty and Blood and Bone. Shuler's criticism, interviews, reviews, and poems have appeared in the Columbia Journal of American Studies, Journal of Southern History, South Carolina Review, Southern Studies, and Failbetter, among others. He lives in Ohio.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii
Preface 1

CHAPTER 1 The Thirteenth Turn: Origins of the Noose, 11
CHAPTER 2 Rope, Ritual, Roots: The Iron Age Hanging of Tollund Man, 27
CHAPTER 3 An Ignoble Death: Hanging from the Roman Empire to Medieval
Europe, 39

CHAPTER 4 At the Crossroads:The Spectacle of Hanging in Colonial New
York, 55
CHAPTER 5 Hanging Hannah Occuish in Post-Revolution America, 81
CHAPTER 6 Meteors of War: Death by Hanging and the End of Slavery, 99
CHAPTER 7 The Noose in the Museum: Hanging and Native America, 127

CHAPTER 8 Alone from a Tree: Lynching in the Post-Reconstruction South,159
CHAPTER 9 A Story of Hands: An Early Twentieth-Century Lynching in the
American Midwest, 183
CHAPTER 10 Strange Fruit:The Legacy of Marion, 201

CHAPTER 11 When the Gallows Come Down, 221
CHAPTER 12 The New Burning Cross, 239
CHAPTER 13 The Noose in Our World, 267

Notes 281
Sources 323
Selected Bibliography 325
Index 337

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