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The Resource Popular justice : a history of lynching in America, Manfred Berg

Popular justice : a history of lynching in America, Manfred Berg

Label
Popular justice : a history of lynching in America
Title
Popular justice
Title remainder
a history of lynching in America
Statement of responsibility
Manfred Berg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Lynching has often been called "America's national crime" that has defined the tradition of extralegal violence in America. Having claimed many thousand victims, "Judge Lynch" holds a firm place in the dark recesses of our national memory. In this book the author explores the history of lynching from the colonial era to the present. American lynch law, he argues, has rested on three pillars: the frontier experience, racism, and the anti-authoritarian spirit of grassroots democracy. He looks beyond the familiar story of mob violence against African American victims, who comprised the majority of lynch targets, to include violence targeting other victim groups, such as Mexicans and the Chinese, as well as many of those cases in which race did not play a role. As he nears the modern era, he focuses on the societal changes that ended lynching as a public spectacle. His narrative concludes with an examination of lynching's legacy in American culture. From the colonial era and the American Revolution up to the twenty-first century, lynching has been a part of our nation's history. The author here provides us with the first comprehensive overview of "popular justice."
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berg, Manfred
Dewey number
364.1/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6457
LC item number
.B47 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American ways series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Lynching
Label
Popular justice : a history of lynching in America, Manfred Berg
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223094400620
  • 31223094400612
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The roots of lynching in Colonial and Revolutionary North America -- The rising of lynch law in Antebellum America -- Frontier justice -- Lynching, riots, and political terror in the Civil War years -- "Indescribable barbarism": the lynching of African Americans in the age of Jim Crow -- Popular justice beyond black and white -- The struggle against lynching -- From lynching to hate crime -- Lynching in American memory and culture
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 212 p.
Isbn
9781566638029
Lccn
2010041110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 667990348
  • (OCoLC)667990348
Label
Popular justice : a history of lynching in America, Manfred Berg
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223094400620
  • 31223094400612
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The roots of lynching in Colonial and Revolutionary North America -- The rising of lynch law in Antebellum America -- Frontier justice -- Lynching, riots, and political terror in the Civil War years -- "Indescribable barbarism": the lynching of African Americans in the age of Jim Crow -- Popular justice beyond black and white -- The struggle against lynching -- From lynching to hate crime -- Lynching in American memory and culture
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 212 p.
Isbn
9781566638029
Lccn
2010041110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 667990348
  • (OCoLC)667990348

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