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Author Pfeifer, Michael J. (Michael James), 1968-

Title The roots of rough justice : origins of American lynching / Michael J. Pfeifer.

Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    364.134 PFE    Available
Description x, 143 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [109]-140) and index.
Contents Collective violence in the British Atlantic -- Vigilantes, criminal justice, and Antebellum cultural conflict -- Racial and class frontiers: lynching and social identity in Antebellum America -- Lynchers versus due process: the forging of rough justice -- The Civil War and reconstruction and the remaking of American lynching -- Epilogue.
Subject Lynching -- United States -- History.
Culture conflict -- United States -- History.
Social control -- United States -- History.
Capital punishment -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Discrimination in capital punishment -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780252036132 (hardback : alkaline paper)
0252036131 (hardback : alkaline paper)
9780252080081 (paperback)

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