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Lynching

  • By: Alexander W. Pisciotta
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Lynching involves mob violence that is done under the guise of vigilante justice. It has played an extraordinarily important role in American history. For example, from the end of the Civil War in 1865 through the middle of the 20th century, ...

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