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Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Michael J. Pfeifer


In recent decades, scholars have explored much of the history of mob violence in the American South, especially in the years after Reconstruction. However, the lynching violence that occurred in American regions outside the South, where hundreds of persons, including Hispanics, whites, African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans died at the hands of lynch mobs, has received less attention. This book fills this gap by illuminating the factors that distinguished lynching in the West, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic. The chapters compare the episodes and patterns of lynching in the ... More

Keywords: mob violence, American South, Reconstruction, lynching violence, Hispanics, whites, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, American lynching

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037467
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Pfeifer, editor
The City University of New York

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