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Overview

In this second volume of the groundbreaking survey, Michael J. Pfeifer edits a collection of essays that illuminates lynching and other extrajudicial "rough justice" as a transnational phenomenon responding to cultural and legal issues. The volume's European-themed topics explore why three communities of medieval people turned to mob violence, and the ways exclusion from formal institutions fueled peasant rough justice in Russia. Essays on Latin America examine how lynching in the United States influenced Brazilian debates on race and informal justice, and how shifts in religious and political power drove lynching in twentieth-century Mexico. Finally, scholars delve into English Canadians' use of racist and mob violence to craft identity; the Communist Party's Depression-era campaign against lynching in the United States; and the transnational links that helped form-and later emanated from-Wisconsin's notoriously violent skin-head movement in the late twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252082900
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 09/30/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Pfeifer is professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947 and The Roots of Rough Justice, and editor of Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South and Global Lynching and Collective Violence, Volume 1: Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Michael J. Pfeifer 1

1 Collective Violence and Popular Justice in the Later Middle Ages Hannah Skoda 12

2 Unofficial Justice and Community in Rural Russia, 1856-1914 Stephen P. Frank 34

3 "A lei de Lynch": Reconsidering the View from Brazil of Lynching in the United States, 1880s-1920s Amy Chazkel 68

4 Lynching, Religion, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Puebla Gema Santamaría 85

5 "Canadians Are Not Proficient in the Art of Lynching": Mob Violence, Social Regulation, and National Identity Brent M. S. Campney 115

6 "Negro and White Unite": The Communist Party's Campaign against Lynching in Indiana and Maryland, 1930-1933 Dean J. Kotlowski 146

7 Bonded in Hate: The Violent Development of American Skinhead Culture Ryan Shaffer 186

Contributors 209

Index 213

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