Lynchings in Mississippi: A History, 1865-1965 Julius E. Thompson

ISBN: 9780786464418

Published: April 1st 2011

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253 pages


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Lynchings in Mississippi: A History, 1865-1965  by  Julius E. Thompson

Lynchings in Mississippi: A History, 1865-1965 by Julius E. Thompson
April 1st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 253 pages | ISBN: 9780786464418 | 6.50 Mb

Lynching, the mob practice of kidnapping and murdering as a form of vigilante justice, was especially prevalent in Mississippi. During the 100 years after the Civil War, almost one in every ten lynchings in the United States took place inMoreLynching, the mob practice of kidnapping and murdering as a form of vigilante justice, was especially prevalent in Mississippi.

During the 100 years after the Civil War, almost one in every ten lynchings in the United States took place in Mississippi. As in other southern states, lynchings were carried out primarily by white mobs against black victims. Characterized by brutality and the complicity of communities and courts, few of the more than 500 lynchings in Mississippi during that era resulted in criminal convictions.



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