Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective

William Carrigan, Christopher Waldrep

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Abstract

"Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in the context of world history, encouraging a complete rethinking of the history of collective violence. Employing a diverse range of case studies, the volume's contributors work to refute the notion that the various acts of group homicide called ""lynching"" in American history are unique or exceptional.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity Press of Virginia
ISBN (Print)9780813934143
StatePublished - May 17 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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