Lethal punishment : lynchings and legal executions in the South / Margaret Vandiver
- Vandiver, Margaret
- New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- 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.
- 0813537282 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813537290 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references ( pages 203-273) and index.
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