xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Legal and extralegal executions in the American South Lethal punishment in Tennessee and Florida Eleven lynchings for every execution: lethal punishment in northwest Tennessee "There can be nothing but death": lethal punishment for rape in Shelby County, Tennessee "The first time a charge like this has ever been tried in the courts": the end of lynching in Marion County, Florida The mob and the law: mock trials by mobs and sham legal trials "The first duty of a government": lynching and the fear of anarchy When the mob ruled: the lynching of Ell Persons Prevented lynchings: white intervention and black resistance "No reason why we should favor lynching or hanging": efforts to end legal and extralegal executions in Tennessee.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references ( pages 261-273) and index.
STA KF9312 .V36 2006
KF9312 .V36 2006
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