Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

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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 skinhead movement in the late twentieth century. Contributors: Brent M. S. Campney, Amy Chazkel, Stephen P. Frank, Dean J. Kotlowski, Michael J. Pfeifer, Gema Santamaría, Ryan Shaffer, and Hannah Skoda.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252099984
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 09/22/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 867 KB

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

Cover Title Copyright Contents Acknowledgments Introduction / Michael J. Pfeifer 1. Collective Violence and Popular Justice in the Later Middle Ages / Hannah Skoda 2. Unofficial Justice and Community in Rural Russia, 1856–1914 / Stephen P. Frank 3. “A lei de Lynch”: Reconsidering the View from Brazil of Lynching in the United States, 1880s–1920s / Amy Chazkel 4. Lynching, Religion, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Puebla / Gema Santamaría 5. “Canadians Are Not Proficient in the Art of Lynching”: Mob Violence, Social Regulation, and National Identity / Brent M. S. Campney 6. “Negro and White Unite”: The Communist Party’s Campaign against Lynching in Indiana and Maryland, 1930-1933 / Dean J. Kotlowski 7. Bonded in Hate: The Violent Development of American Skinhead Culture / Ryan Shaffer Contributors Index

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