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Lynching and leisure, race and the transformation of mob violence in Texas, Terry Anne Scott

Lynching and leisure, race and the transformation of mob violence in Texas, Terry Anne Scott
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-379) and index
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Lynching and leisure
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Terry Anne Scott
Sub title
race and the transformation of mob violence in Texas
"Comprehensive study that traces how lynchings in Texas evolved from largely clandestine acts into racialized recreation in which crowd involvement became integral to the atrocities committed"--, Provided by publisher"In Lynching and Leisure, Terry Anne Scott examines how white Texans transformed lynching from a largely clandestine strategy of extralegal punishment into a form of racialized recreation in which crowd involvement was integral to the mode and methods of the violence. Scott powerfully documents how lynchings came to function not only as tools for debasing the status of Black people but also as highly anticipated occasions for entertainment, making memories with friends and neighbors, and reifying whiteness. In focusing on the sense of pleasure and normality that prevailed among the white spectatorship, this comprehensive study of Texas lynchings sheds new light on the practice understood as one of the chief strategies of racial domination in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century South."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction: Sport and hate -- Mastery of the mob -- "This is a land of white man's rule": Black freedom expressions, mastery of the mob, and the postbellum racialization of crime -- "Black brutes ... will be burned": Race, gender, and the uninterrupted staging of death by burning -- "Love the negroes, all right, but in their place": Race, work, migration, and lynching -- For the people's enjoyment -- "The best possible views of the torture": Experience, enjoyment, and the material culture of lynching -- "To see for themselves": Technology, tourism, and the experiential lynching -- "Lynchings, not bull fights, are allowed in Texas": The African American press, lynching, and the discourse of leisure -- Epilogue: Lynching, then and now -- Appendix: List of lynching victims in Texas, 1866-1942
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