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Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective homicide in the US cannot be properly understood solely through a discussion of the unsettled southern political situation after 1865, but must be seen against a global conversation about changing cultural meanings of 'race', as well as concepts of imperialism, gender, sexuality and 'civilization'.69 Lowndes County before the mass incident of 1918 counted four or five lynching victims, all black men killed by white ... The phrase aquot;on averageaquot; masks the highly erratic nature of lynching in the two counties. ... 2 US Department of Labor.

Author: Robert W. Thurston
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2011

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