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The Resource Forgotten dead : mob violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb

Forgotten dead : mob violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb

Label
Forgotten dead : mob violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928
Title
Forgotten dead
Title remainder
mob violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928
Statement of responsibility
William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mob violence in the United States is usually associated with the southern lynch mobs who terrorized African Americans during the Jim Crow era. In Forgotten Dead, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb uncover a comparatively neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the lynching of persons of Mexican origin or descent. Over eight decades lynch mobs murdered hundreds of Mexicans, mostly in the American Southwest. Racial prejudice, a lack of respect for local courts, and economic competition all fueled the actions of the mob. Sometimes ordinary citizens committed these acts because of the alleged failure of the criminal justice system; other times the culprits were law enforcement officers themselves. Violence also occurred against the backdrop of continuing tensions along the border between the United States and Mexico aggravated by criminal raids, military escalation, and political revolution. Based on Spanish and English archival documents from both sides of the border, Forgotten Dead explores through detailed case studies the characteristics and causes of mob violence against Mexicans across time and place. It also relates the numerous acts of resistance by Mexicans, including armed self-defense, crusading journalism, and lobbying by diplomats who pressured the United States to honor its rhetorical commitment to democracy. Finally, it contains the first-ever inventory of Mexican victims of mob violence in the United States. Carrigan and Webb assess how Mexican lynching victims came in the minds of many Americans to be the "forgotten dead" and provide a timely account of Latinos' historical struggle for recognition of civil and human rights."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrigan, William D.
Dewey number
305.868/7207309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.M5
LC item number
C3675 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Webb, Clive
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mobs
  • Mobs
  • Lynching
  • Lynching
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Forgotten dead : mob violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb
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
Manifest Destiny and Mob Violence against Mexicans -- Judge Lynch on the Border -- Mexican Resistance to Mob Violence -- Diplomatic Protest and the Decline of Mob Violence -- Conclusion: Remembering the Forgotten Dead -- Appendix A: Confirmed Cases of Mob Violence against Persons of Mexican Origin and Descent in the United States, 1848-1928 -- Appendix B: Unconfirmed Cases of Mob Violence against Persons of Mexican Origin and Descent in the United States, 1848-1928
Control code
815043342
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780195320350
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012039424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)815043342
Label
Forgotten dead : mob violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb
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
Manifest Destiny and Mob Violence against Mexicans -- Judge Lynch on the Border -- Mexican Resistance to Mob Violence -- Diplomatic Protest and the Decline of Mob Violence -- Conclusion: Remembering the Forgotten Dead -- Appendix A: Confirmed Cases of Mob Violence against Persons of Mexican Origin and Descent in the United States, 1848-1928 -- Appendix B: Unconfirmed Cases of Mob Violence against Persons of Mexican Origin and Descent in the United States, 1848-1928
Control code
815043342
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780195320350
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012039424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)815043342

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