The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 pdf epub fb2

The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 by William D. Carrigan pdf epub fb2

The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 Author: William D. Carrigan
Title: The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916
ISBN: 0252074300
ISBN13: 978-0252074301
Other Formats: rtf mobi docx lit
Pages: 328 pages
Publisher: University of Illinois Press; Reprint edition (August 28, 2006)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1641 kb
Size EPUB version: 1541 kb
Subcategory: Americas




On May 15, 1916, a crowd of 15,000 witnessed the lynching of an 18-year-old black farm worker. Most central Texans of the time failed to call for the punishment of the mob's leaders. This work seeks to explain how a culture of violence that nourished this practice could form and endure for so long among ordinary people.