Prior coverage of lynching was, as noted above, relatively ambivalent about the practice itself and generally focused on biased application of lynch law
. Ramirez emphasized notions of "equality, justice, and liberty" in his discussions of lynching, mobilizing the rhetoric of U.S.
Nevertheless, Waldrep's study adds a legal and community angle to the current historical literature that has explored more generally southern honor, vengeance, justice, and lynch law
from social, economic, and psychological perspectives.
American paranoia, lynch law
, twisted morals, hypocrisy, waste and superficiality all come in for a drubbing as Lee tells us that we shouldn't be in the least surprised if such a society produces monsters like Berkowitz.
The Confederacy's policy against Negro soldiers was not just tantamount to a lynch law
, it indeed was a lynch law
In a word, the white woman would just as soon not have the black woman signify on the provinces of white women's relationship to the LAW, their relationship, say, to sexuality and desire in the economies, say, of lynch law
Now it means arming private security guards, turning to lynch law
or accepting the gangs' terms.
In that environment, distinctions between vigilante bands and government, between lynch law
and trial by jury, are empty scholasticism.
America's Deep South lynch law
came to South Wales, white mobs attacked lodging houses occupied by black men who replied with revolver fire before being dragged out.
The important work of Wells's anti-lynching campaign is well-illustrated by her pamphlets published before and after her trips to the United Kingdom (respectively, Southern Horrors: Lynch Law
in All Its Phases ; A Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynchings in the United States, 1892-1893-1894 ).
The evil has grown to such an extent that it is made an excuse for lynch law
, the mob claiming that if they do not take the administration of justice in their own hands, it will not be administered" ("Gov.
They should apply consistent principles in sentencing - nobody wants lynch law
or sentencing by opinion polls.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS BEGINS HIS 1892 ESSAY "Lynch Law
in the South" by placing lynching's practice within an international frame: The frequent and increasing resort to lynch law
in our Southern States, in dealing with alleged offenses by negroes, marked as it is by features of cruelty which might well shock the sensibility of the most benighted savages, will not fail to attract the attention and animadversion of visitors to the World's Columbian Exposition.