Making of a Lynching Culture Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916
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Description: On May 15, 1916, a crowd of 15,000 witnessed the lynching of an eighteen-year-old black farm worker named Jesse Washington. Most central Texans of the time failed to call for the punishment of the mob's leaders. In The Making of a Lynching Culture, William D. Carrigan seeks to explain not how a fiendish mob could lynch one man but how a culture of violence that nourished this practice could form and endure for so long among ordinary people. Beginning as far back as the 1836 independence of Texas, The Making of a Lynching Culture reexamines traditional explanations of lynching, including the role of the frontier, economic tensions, and political conflicts. It also addresses acts of violence ignored or marginalized in many studies of lynching, notably citizen violence against Native Americans and vigilante executions of Anglo Americans. Using a voluminous body of court records, newspaper accounts, oral histories, and other sources, Carrigan shows how conventional notions of justice and historical memory were reshaped to glorify violence and foster a culture that legitimized lynching.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 8/28/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall