American Lynching (BOK)

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

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After observing the varying reactions to the 1998 death of James Byrd, Jr. in Texas, called a lynching by some, denied by others, Ashraf Rushdy determined in order to understand this event he needed to understand the long history of lynching in the United States. In this meticulously researched and accessibly written interpretive history, Rushdy shows how lynching in America has endured, evolved, and changed in meaning over the course of three centuries, from its origins in early Virginia to the present day. Rushdy argues that we can understand what lynching means in American history by examining its evolution - that is, by seeing how the practice changes in both form and meaning over the course of three centuries, as well as by analyzing the rationales its advocates have made in its defence, and, finally, by explicating its origins. The best way of understanding what lynching has meant in different times, and for different populations, during the course of American history is by seeing both the continuities in the practice over time and the specific features in different forms of lynching in different eras.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
Forlag
Yale University Press
ISBN 9780300181388
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Social & cultural history, Crime & criminology