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Lethal punishment : lynchings and legal executions in the South / Margaret Vandiver.
- Vandiver, Margaret.
- 2007, ©2006
About this work
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2007, ©2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Transcribed from: Lethal punishment : lynchings and legal executions in the South / Margaret Vandiver. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006. xii, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 9780813537283 9780813537290
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Legal and extralegal executions in the American South -- Lethal punishment in Tennessee and Florida -- Eleven lynchings for every execution: lethal punishment in northwest Tennessee -- "There can be nothing but death": lethal punishment for rape in Shelby County, Tennessee -- "The first time a charge like this has ever been tried in the courts": the end of lynching in Marion County, Florida -- The mob and the law: mock trials by mobs and sham legal trials -- "The first duty of a government": lynching and the fear of anarchy -- When the mob ruled: the lynching of Ell Persons -- Prevented lynchings: white intervention and black resistance -- "No reason why we should favor lynching or hanging": efforts to end legal and extralegal executions in Tennessee.