Lynching and spectacle : witnessing racial violence in America, 1890-1940 (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Lynching and spectacle : witnessing racial violence in America, 1890-1940

Author: Amy Louise Wood
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press : London : Eurospan [distributor] , 2009.
Series: New directions in Southern studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study presents public reinforcement of white supremacy. Lynch mobs in late 19th and 20th century America often exacted horrifying public torture and mutilation on their victims. In this book, Amy Wood explains what it meant for white Americans to perform and witness these sadistic spectacles and what they derived from them.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Louise Wood
ISBN: 9780807832547 0807832545
OCLC Number: 1158448097
Awards: Winner of Lillian Smith Book Awards (Fiction) 2010
Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (History) 2009
Target Audience: Audience: Specialized.
Description: 384 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: New directions in Southern studies
Responsibility: Amy Louise Wood.

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