Lynching: American Mob Murder in Global Perspective


Robert W. Thurston

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 442 pages

File size: 8.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective homicide in the US cannot be properly understood solely through a discussion of the unsettled southern political situation after 1865, but must be seen against a global conversation about changing cultural meanings of ‘race’, as well as concepts of imperialism, gender, sexuality and ‘civilization’.