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Lynching in the West, 1850-1935

Author: Ken Gonzales-Day
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Accounts of lynching in the United States have primarily focused on violence against African Americans in the South. Ken Gonzales-Day reveals racially motivated lynching as a more widespread practice. His research uncovered 350 instances of lynching that occurred in the state of California between 1850 and 1935. The majority were perpetrated against Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans; more Latinos were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Illustrated works
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gonzales-Day, Ken.
Lynching in the West, 1850-1935.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)561089005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Gonzales-Day
ISBN: 9780822337812 0822337819 9780822337942 0822337940
OCLC Number: 65400404
Notes: "A John Hope Franklin Center book."

UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Introduction : Searching for California's hang trees -- Counting the dead : frontier justice and the antilynching movement -- The greatest good : Capital punishment or popular justice? -- In the shadow of photography : copy prints in the archive -- Signifying bodies : unblushing and monstrous -- The wonder gaze -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1 : Case list of lynchings and summary executions -- Appendix 2 : Selected list of legal and military executions -- Appendix 3 : Pardons, 1849-59.
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Description: xii, 299 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Searching for California's hang trees --
Counting the dead : frontier justice and the antilynching movement --
The greatest good : Capital punishment or popular justice? --
In the shadow of photography : copy prints in the archive --
Signifying bodies : unblushing and monstrous --
The wonder gaze --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1 : Case list of lynchings and summary executions --
Appendix 2 : Selected list of legal and military executions --
Appendix 3 : Pardons, 1849-59.
Responsibility: Ken Gonzales-Day.
Local System Bib Number:
.b23364476

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This visual and textual study of lynchings that took place in California between 1850 and 1935 shows that race-based lynching in the United States reached far beyond the South.  Read more...
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"Lynching in the West is an important and groundbreaking book, which revises the racialized history of lynching in the United States. Ken Gonzales-Day's argument is based on extensive archival Read more...

 
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