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Popular Justice - A History of Lynching in America (Paperback) Loot Price: R689
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Popular Justice - A History of Lynching in America (Paperback): Manfred Berg

Popular Justice - A History of Lynching in America (Paperback)

Manfred Berg

Series: American Ways

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Lynching has often been called "America's national crime" that has defined the tradition of extralegal violence in America. Having claimed many thousand victims, "Judge Lynch" holds a firm place in the dark recesses of our national memory. In Popular Justice, Manfred Berg explores the history of lynching from the colonial era to the present. American lynch law, he argues, has rested on three pillars: the frontier experience, racism, and the anti-authoritarian spirit of grassroots democracy. Berg looks beyond the familiar story of mob violence against African American victims, who comprised the majority of lynch targets, to include violence targeting other victim groups, such as Mexicans and the Chinese, as well as many of those cases in which race did not play a role. As he nears the modern era, he focuses on the societal changes that ended lynching as a public spectacle. Berg's narrative concludes with an examination of lynching's legacy in American culture. From the colonial era and the American Revolution up to the twenty-first century, lynching has been a part of our nation's history. Manfred Berg provides us with the first comprehensive overview of "popular justice."

General

Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Country of origin: United States
Series: American Ways
Release date: May 2015
Authors: Manfred Berg
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-4422-4598-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Penology & punishment > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 1-4422-4598-0
Barcode: 9781442245983

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