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Lynching Beyond Dixie
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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 collection of essays by prominent and rising scholars fills this gap by illuminating the factors that distinguished lynching in the West, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic. The volume adds to a more comprehensive history of American lynching and will be of interest to all readers interested in the history of violence across the varied regions of the United States.

Contributors are Jack S. Blocker Jr., Brent M. S. Campney, William D. Carrigan, Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua, Dennis B. Downey, Larry R. Gerlach, Kimberley Mangun, Helen McLure, Michael J. Pfeifer, Christopher Waldrep, Clive Webb, and Dena Lynn Winslow.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. Part I. The West
  2. pp. 19-19
  1. 1. “Who Dares to Style This Female a Woman?”: Lynching, Gender, and Culture in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. West
  2. pp. 21-53
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  1. 2. The Popular Sources of Political Authority in 1856 San Francisco: Lynching, Vigilance, and the Difference between Politics and Constitutionalism
  2. pp. 54-80
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  1. 3. “Light Is Bursting upon the World!”: White Supremacy and Racist Violence against Blacks in Reconstruction Kansas
  2. pp. 81-109
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  1. 4. The Rise and Fall of Mob Violence against Mexicans in Arizona, 1859–1915
  2. pp. 110-131
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  1. 5. Making Utah History: Press Coverage of the Robert Marshall Lynching, June 1925
  2. pp. 132-161
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  1. Part II. The Midwest
  2. pp. 163-163
  1. 7. Race, Sex, and Riot: The Springfield, Ohio, Race Riots of 1904 and 1906 and the Sources of Antiblack Violence in the Lower Midwest
  2. pp. 190-210
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  1. 8. Lynching in Late-Nineteenth-Century Michigan
  2. pp. 211-225
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  1. Part III. The Northeast
  2. pp. 227-227
  1. 9. “They Lynched Jim Cullen”: Story and Myth on the Northern Maine Frontier
  2. pp. 229-236
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  1. 10. The “Delaware Horror”: Two Ministers, a Lynching, and the Crisis of Democracy
  2. pp. 237-260
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  1. Appendix: Lynchings in the Northeast, Midwest, and West
  2. pp. 261-317
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 319-321
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 323-325
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