Lynching

Author(s): 
Thurston, Robert W.
ISBN: 
9781409409083
Date published: 
March 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00
Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective homicide in the US cannot be properly understood solely through a discussion of the unsettled southern political situation after 1865, but must be seen against a global conversation about changing cultural meanings of 'race', as well as concepts of concepts of imperialism, gender, sexuality and 'civilization'.