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Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880-1930
by W. Fitzhugh Brundage
University of Illinois Press, 1993
Cloth: 978-0-252-01987-6 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05373-3 | Paper: 978-0-252-06345-9
Library of Congress Classification HV6465.G4B78 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.134

Lynching was a national crime. But it obsessed the South. W. Fitzhugh Brundage's multidisciplinary approach to the complex nature of lynching delves into the such extrajudicial murders in two states: Virginia, the southern state with the fewest lynchings; and Georgia, where 460 lynchings made the state a measure of race relations in the Deep South. Brundage's analysis addresses three central questions: How can we explain variations in lynching over regions and time periods? To what extent was lynching a social ritual that affirmed traditional white values and white supremacy? And, what were the causes of the decline of lynching at the end of the 1920s?

A groundbreaking study, Lynching in the New South is a classic portrait of the tradition of violence that poisoned American life.

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