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The Resource American lynching, Ashraf H.A. Rushdy

American lynching, Ashraf H.A. Rushdy

Label
American lynching
Title
American lynching
Statement of responsibility
Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A history of lynching in America over the course of three centuries, from colonial Virginia to twentieth-century Texas. Some called the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr. in Texas a lynching, while others denied that the racially charged term was applicable to the killing of the forty-nine-year-old African American man by three white men. To gain an objective grasp of this tragedy, Ashraf Rushdy concluded that an understanding of the long history of lynching in the United States was necessary. 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 changed in both form and meaning over the past three centuries, analyzing the rationales its advocates have made in its defense, and, finally, 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 particular features in different forms of lynching in different eras."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushdy, Ashraf H. A.
Dewey number
364.1/34
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6457
LC item number
.R867 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lynching
  • United States
Label
American lynching, Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the study of lynching -- The rise of lynching -- The race of lynching -- The age of lynching -- The discourse of lynching -- Conclusion: The meanings of lynching -- Epilogue: American lynching
Control code
777327514
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780300181388
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012005835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)777327514
Label
American lynching, Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the study of lynching -- The rise of lynching -- The race of lynching -- The age of lynching -- The discourse of lynching -- Conclusion: The meanings of lynching -- Epilogue: American lynching
Control code
777327514
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780300181388
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012005835
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)777327514

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