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The Resource Lynching in the New South : Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930, W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Lynching in the New South : Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930, W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Label
Lynching in the New South : Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930
Title
Lynching in the New South
Title remainder
Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930
Statement of responsibility
W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1905, the sociologist James Cutler observed, "It has been said that our country's national crime is lynching." If lynching was a national crime, it was a southern obsession. Based on an analysis of nearly six hundred lynchings, this volume offers a new, full appraisal of the complex character of lynching. In Virginia, the southern state with the fewest lynchings, W. Fitzhugh Brundage found that conditions did not breed endemic mob violence. The character of white domination in Georgia, however, was symbolized by nearly five hundred lynchings and became the measure of race relations in the Deep South. By focusing on these two states, Brundage addresses three central questions ignored by previous studies: How can the variation in lynching over space and time be explained? To what extent was lynching a social ritual that affirmed traditional values? What were the causes of the decline of lynching?
  • An original aspect of the work is that it demonstrates the role blacks played in combatting lynching, whether by flight, overt protest, or other strategies. The most lasting of these were efforts to organize opposition to lynching, efforts that culminated in the expansion of the NAACP throughout the South. The book's multidisciplinary approach and the significant issues it addresses will interest historians of African-American history, the South, and American violence. At the same time, it will remind a more general audience of a tradition of violence that poisoned American life, and especially southern life
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DLC
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1959-
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Brundage, W. Fitzhugh
Dewey number
364.1/34
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6465.G4
LC item number
B78 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lynching
  • Lynching
  • Georgia
  • Virginia
Label
Lynching in the New South : Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930, W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-368) and index
Contents
1. Mobs and Ritual -- 2. "To Draw the Line": Crimes and Victims -- 3. "When White Men Merit Lynching" -- 4. The Geography of Lynching in Georgia -- 5. The Geography of Lynching in Virginia -- 6. "We Live in an Age of Lawlessness": The Response to Lynching in Virginia -- 7. The Struggle against Lynching in Georgia, 1880-1910 -- 8. Turning the Tide: Opposition to Lynching in Georgia, 1910-30 -- Epilogue: The Passing of a Tradition
Control code
ocm26401724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 375 p.
Isbn
9780252063459
Lccn
92026034
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Lynching in the New South : Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930, W. Fitzhugh Brundage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-368) and index
Contents
1. Mobs and Ritual -- 2. "To Draw the Line": Crimes and Victims -- 3. "When White Men Merit Lynching" -- 4. The Geography of Lynching in Georgia -- 5. The Geography of Lynching in Virginia -- 6. "We Live in an Age of Lawlessness": The Response to Lynching in Virginia -- 7. The Struggle against Lynching in Georgia, 1880-1910 -- 8. Turning the Tide: Opposition to Lynching in Georgia, 1910-30 -- Epilogue: The Passing of a Tradition
Control code
ocm26401724
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 375 p.
Isbn
9780252063459
Lccn
92026034
Other physical details
ill.

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