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Lynching in America : a history in documents

Author: Christopher Waldrep
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2006.
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"Ranging from personal correspondence to courtroom transcripts to journalistic accounts, Christopher Waldrep has extensively mined an enormous quantity of documents about lynching, which he arranges chronologically with concise introductions. He reveals that lynching has been part of American history since the Revolution, but its victims, perpetrators, causes, and environments have changed over time. From the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Waldrep
ISBN: 9780814793985 0814793983 9780814793992 0814793991
OCLC Number: 60644646
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Introduction: Explanations 1 -- 1 "The Case Stated," 1895 / Ida B. Wells 4 -- 2 "Georgia," 1897 6 -- 3 "An Inquiry concerning Lynchings," 1902 / John Carlisle Kilgo 9 -- 4 "Lynch Law," 1905 / James Elbert Cutler 11 -- 5 "Caste and Class," 1937 / John Dollard 13 -- 6 "An American Dilemma," 1944 / Gunnar Myrdal 15 -- 7 "The Mind of the South," 1941 / Wilbur Joseph Cash 18 -- 8 "In Black and White," 1992 / Edward Ayers 18 -- 9 "The Anatomy of a Lynching," 1993 / Robyn Wiegman 20 -- 10 "Spectacle Lynching," 1998 / Grace Elizabeth Hale 22 -- 1 The First Lynchers 26 -- 11 "The Mayor of Galway," 1820 / James Hardiman 26 -- 12 "A Farmer Named Lynch," 1835 28 -- 13 "Captain William Lynch," 1811 / Andrew Ellicott 29 -- 14 "Lynchers' Character," 1836 / Edgar Allan Poe 30 -- 15 William Preston to Thomas Jefferson, March 1780 32 -- 16 Thomas Jefferson to William Preston, March 21, 1780 32 -- 17 Col. Arthur Campbell to Major William Edmiston, June 24, 1780 33 -- 18 Col. William Campbell to Col. Arthur Campbell, July 25, 1780 33 -- 19 Thomas Jefferson to Charles Lynch, August 1, 1780 34 -- 20 Col. William Preston to Gov. Thomas Jefferson, August 8, 1780 35 -- 21 Nancy Devereaux to Col. William Preston, August 1780 35 -- 22 Col. Charles Lynch to Col. William Preston, August 17, 1780 36 -- 23 Charles Lynch to William Hay, May 11, 1782 36 -- 24 "The Lynch-Law Tree," 1892 37 -- 25 "The Real Judge Lynch," 1901 / Thomas Walker Page 38 -- 2 Jacksonian America 41 -- 26 Robert Butler to Daniel Parker, Adjutant and Inspector General, May 3, 1818 42 -- 27 Trial and Execution of Alexander Arbuthnot and Robert C. Ambrister, 1818 42 -- 28 Andrew Jackson to Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, May 5, 1818 43 -- 29 "Seminole War," January 20, 1819 / Henry Clay 44 -- 30 "On the Mississippi," 1830 / James Stuart 46 -- 31 "Guy Rivers," 1834 / William Gilmore Simms 47 -- 32 "The Vicksburg Tragedy," 1835 49 -- 33 "The Enemies of the Constitution Discovered," 1835 52 -- 34 "McIntosh Burning," 1836 53 -- 35 Luke Lawless, Charge to the Grand Jury after McIntosh Burning, 1836 55 -- 36 "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions," January 27, 1838 / Abraham Lincoln 57 -- 3 Slavery 61 -- 37 "Tom, A Negro Man Slave," 1763 / Boston Gazette 61 -- 38 "The Sentence Was Immediately Put into Execution," February 24, 1797 / Norfolk Herald and Public Advertiser 62 -- 39 "Madison County, Mississippi, Proceedings," 1836 / Thomas Shackleford 63 -- 40 "The Question of Right Admits of No Parley," 1836 / Governor Charles Lynch 67 -- 41 "A Statement of Facts," 1839 / Joseph Henry 68 -- 42 Fulton Anderson, Grand Jury Indictment, 1846 69 -- 43 Proposed Jury Instructions in Trial of Arthur Jordan, 1846 70 -- 44 Debate in the Senate, April 20, 1848 71 -- 45 "Despotism in America," 1854 / Richard Hildreth 73 -- 46 "Southern Outrages," 1855 / Boston Liberator 74 -- 47 "The Burning of a Negro," 1854 / New York Daily Tribune 75 -- 48 "Men Wept Tears of Blood," 1854 / Mississippi Free Trader 76 -- 49 "A Little Mob Law in the State of Missouri," 1859 / James M. Shackleford 78 -- 4 How the West Was Won 81 -- 50 Elias S. Ketcham, Diary, January 24, 1853 81 -- 51 "Resolutions," 1855 / Kansas Weekly Herald 82 -- 52 "Hanging Is a Death Entirely Too Good for Such a Villain!" 1855 / Squatter Sovereign 83 -- 53 "Border Ruffianism," 1855 / New York Tribune 84 -- 54 J. Marion Alexander, Letter to the Kansas Weekly Herald, 1855 84 -- 55 "Our Only Law," 1855 85 -- 56 "Citizens of San Francisco," 1855 87 -- 57 California Governor Neely Johnson to President Franklin Pierce, 1856 87 -- 58 "Exciting News from California," 1856 / Kansas Weekly Herald 90 -- 59 "The Vigilantes of Montana," 1865 / Thomas J. Dimsdale 91 -- 5 Civil War and Reconstruction 95 -- 60 Ulysses S. Grant to Edwin M. Stanton, February 8, 1867 96 -- 61 Orville Hickman Browning Diary, February 15, 1867 97 -- 62 Gideon Welles Diary, February 15, 1867 98 -- 63 The Ku Klux Klan, 1868 99 -- 64 "A Murderer's Mishaps," 1868 100 -- 65 "Communication from the Great Grand Cyclops," 1868 102 -- 66 "Lynch Law in Maryland," 1869 / New York Commercial Advertiser 103 -- 67 "Stale Charges," January 18, 1871 / Senator Eugene Casserly 104 -- 68 Ku Klux Klan Act, 1871 104 -- 69 Testimony of Frank Myers, Jacksonville, Florida, November 11, 1871 105 -- 70 Testimony of Joseph J. Williams, Jacksonville, Florida, November 13, 1871 106 -- 71 Testimony of Dr. Pride Jones, Washington, D.C., June 5, 1871 107 -- 72 Testimony of Allen E. Moore, Livingston, Alabama, October 30, 1871 107 -- 73 Testimony of William Coleman (Colored), Macon, Mississippi, November 6, 1871 109 -- 74 William W. Murray to Alphonso Taft, September 25, 1876 111 -- 75 Grand Jury Indictment of Roland Green Harris and Others, November 1876 112 -- 76 "Lynch Law and Mob Law," 1880 / Charleston News and Courier 113 -- 77 Justice William B. Woods, Opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Harris, 1882 114 -- 6 The Gilded Age: Shall the Wheel of Race Agitation Be Stopped? 115 -- 78 "Fiendishness in Texas," 1885 / T. Thomas Fortune 116 -- 79 "A Georgia Outrage," 1890 / Indianapolis Freeman 116 -- 80 "Is God Dead?" 1892 / Charles H.J. Taylor 119 -- 81 "America's Scarlet Crime," 1893 / Indianapolis Freeman 121 -- 82 "The Texas Horror," 1893 / W.L. Anderson 124 -- 83 "The Lynching in Kansas," 1901 / Richmond Planet 126 -- 84 "Shall the Wheels of Race Agitation Be Stopped?" 1902 / John Mitchell Jr. 127 -- 85 "A Lynching at the Curve," 1892 / Ida B. Wells 129 -- 7 State Sovereignty and Mob Law 134 -- 86 Massachusetts, An Act concerning Riots, 1839 134 -- 87 North Carolina, An Act to Protect Prisoners, 1893 135 -- 88 Kansas, An Act for the Suppression of Mob Violence, 1903 135 -- 89 Tennessee, An Act to Punish Sheriffs Who Permit Prisoners in Their Custody to Be Put to Death by Violence, 1881 135 -- 90 "Report to the Governor," December 11, 1883 / Thomas Goode Jones 136 -- 91 "Law and Order," 1886 / John G. Cashman 138 -- 92 "A Lynching in Ohio," 1895 140 -- 93 "Needs of the Farmers' Wives and Daughters," 1897 / Rebecca Latimer Felton 143 -- 94 "Government, Crime, and Lynching," October 27, 1897 / Georgia Governor George W. Y. Atkinson 144 -- 95 "Mrs. Fellows's Speech," 1898 / Alexander Manly 146 -- 96 "Sam Hose," 1899 147 -- 97 Report of Debate at the Alabama Constitutional Convention, June 22, 1901 151 -- 98 Justice Melville W. Fuller, Opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Shipp, 1909 154 -- 99 Sheriff Jack Griffin Sr., Testimony in State v. Oscar Gordon and Oscar Gordon Jr., July 1933 156 -- 8 Western Lynching in an Industrializing Age 160 -- 100 "Popular Tribunals," 1887 / Hubert Howe Bancroft 161 -- 101 "The People Execute the Law," 1887 / Chico Enterprise 163 -- 102 "A Righteous Execution," 1887 / Red Bluff News 164 -- 103 "The Johnson County War," 1892 / Sam Travers Clover 166 -- 104 "The Virginian," 1902 / Owen Wister 167 -- 105 Alvey A. Adee to Consul-General Donnelly, August 16, 1897 168 -- 106 Report of Consul-General Donnelly, September 13, 1897 169 -- 107 "A Swine," 1914 / Los Angeles Regeneracion 175 -- 108 "At the Last Hour," 1914 / Los Angeles Regeneracion 176 -- 109 "Plan of San Diego," 1915 177 -- 110 "Pascual Orozco and the Fugitive Law," 1915 178 -- 111 "Reprisals Feared for the Death of Pascual Orozco," 1915 179 -- 112 "The Ox-Bow Incident," 1940 / Walter Van Tilburg Clark 180 -- 9 The Limits of Progressive Reform 183 -- 113 "What Is Lynching?" 1905 / Ray Stannard Baker 184 -- 114 "Both Lynched: Holberts, Man and Woman, Captured Near Itta Bena," 1904 187 -- 115 "Most Horrible Details of the Burning at the Stake of the Holberts," 1904 187 -- 116 "Editor J. A. Richardson Talks about Indianola Post Office and Doddsville Burning," 1904 188 -- 117 "The Lynching of Jesus," 1905 / E. T. Wellford 190 -- 118 "Hearst Comes to Atlanta," 1926 / Herbert Asbury 191 -- 119 "Rise! People of Georgia!" 1915 / Tom Watson 194 -- 120 "The Voice of the People Is the Voice of God!" 1915 / Tom Watson 195 -- 121 "Mary Phagan Speaks," 1915 / Mary White Ovington 196 -- 122 "Mary Turner Lynching," 1918 / Stephen Graham 197 -- 123 Hugh Dorsey Answers Colored Welfare League of Augusta, 1918 198 -- 124 Frank Hicks, Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, May 2, 1921 200 -- 125 Mitchell G. Hall to the U.S. Attorney General, 1921 203 -- 126 "New Wrinkle in Mobbery," 1925 / Norfolk Journal and Guide 204 -- 10 Federal Law against Mob Law 207 -- 127 Moses Love & Co. to President William McKinley, December 4, 1899 207 -- 128 James B. Moseley to President William McKinley, February 23, 1900 208 -- 129 Abial Lathrop to Attorney General, March 5, 1898 209 -- 130 Ida B. Wells's Petition on Behalf of Frazier Baker's Widow and Children, 1898 209 -- 131 Abial Lathrop to Attorney General, April 18, 1898 210 -- 132 State Sovereignty and Lynching, 1898 / Columbia Record 211 -- 133 Federal Jurisdiction, 1898 / Charleston News and Courier 211 -- 134 Grand Jury Indictment in Frazier Baker Case, 1898 212 -- 135 Lavinia Baker's Testimony, 1899 213 -- 136 George Legare, Argument for the Defense in the Frazier Baker Case, 1899 215 -- 137 "A Brief Inquiry into a Federal Remedy for Lynching," 1902 / Albert E. Pillsbury 216 -- 138 Thomas Goode Jones, Charge to the Grand Jury, October 11, 1904 218 -- 139 Judge Thomas Goode Jones, Opinion in Ex parte Riggins, 1904 220.
140 "A Statement to the American People," July 26, 1918 / Woodrow Wilson 222 -- 141 J. E. Boyd to President Woodrow Wilson, November 19, 1920 223 -- 142 Ara Lee Settle of Armstrong Technical High School, Washington, D.C., to President Warren G. Harding, June 18, 1922 226 -- 11 The New Deal 229 -- 143 "The Marianna, Florida, Lynching," November 20, 1934 / Howard Kester 229 -- 144 Walter White to Attorney General Homer Cummings, December 29, 1936 232 -- 145 Walter White to Attorney General Homer Cummings, January 5, 1937 234 -- 146 Eleanor Roosevelt to Steven Early, August 8, 1935 234 -- 147 "Lynching by Blow Torch," April 13, 1937 / Howard Kester 235 -- 148 "The Federal Civil Right 'Not to Be Lynched,'" February 1943 / Victor W. Rotnem 238 -- 149 Justice William O. Douglas, Opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court, in Screws v. United States, 1945 241 -- 150 Albert Harris Jr., Affidavit, August 29, 1946 243 -- 151 Theron L. Caudle to Malcolm Lefargue, March 5, 1947 246 -- 152 Malcolm Lefargue to Theron L. Caudle, March 11, 1947 247 -- 153 Turner L. Smith Memorandum to Theron L. Caudle, March 17, 1947 248 -- 12 High-Tech Lynchings 249 -- 154 Jessie Lee Sammons Statement, Greenville, S.C., February 19, 1947 249 -- 155 "Opera in Greenville," 1947 / Rebecca West 253 -- 156 "The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in Mississippi," January 24, 1956 / William Bradford Huie 255 -- 157 St. John Barrett to Brooks and Kehoe, December 21, 1959 257 -- 158 "The Ideology of Vigilantism," 1969 / Richard Maxwell Brown 261 -- 159 "Legal and Behavioral Perspectives on American Vigilantism," 1971 / Richard Maxwell Brown 265 -- 160 Supreme Court of Alabama, Opinion in Henry F. Hays v. State of Alabama, 1985 267 -- 161 "Further Testimony of Hon. Clarence Thomas, of Georgia, to Be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court," 1991 / Clarence Thomas 268.
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Description: xxii, 281 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : explanations --
The first lynchers --
Jacksonian America --
Slavery --
How the West was won? --
Civil War and Reconstruction --
The gilded age : shall the wheel of race agitation be stopped? --
State sovereignty and mob law --
Western lynching in an industrializing age --
The limits of progressive reform --
Federal law against mob law --
The new deal --
High-tech lynchings.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Waldrep.
Local System Bib Number:
991001819579704091
.b21927455

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Presents a portrait of lynching demonstrating that it has been anything but one-dimensional. From the American Revolution to the expansion of the western frontier, the book shows how communities  Read more...
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