[Epub] ↠ The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 Author William D. Carrigan – Horsebackridingwisconsin.us

The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916 On May 15, 1916, A Crowd Of 15,000 Witnessed The Lynching Of An Eighteen Year Old Black Farm Worker Named Jesse Washington Most Central Texans Of The Time Failed To Call For The Punishment Of The Mob S Leaders In The Making Of A Lynching Culture, William D Carrigan Seeks To Explain Not How A Fiendish Mob Could Lynch One Man But How A Culture Of Violence That Nourished This Practice Could Form And Endure For So Long Among Ordinary People Beginning As Far Back As The 1836 Independence Of Texas, The Making Of A Lynching Culture Re Examines Traditional Explanations Of Lynching, Including The Role Of The Frontier, Economic Tensions, And Political Conflicts It Also Addresses Acts Of Violence Ignored Or Marginalized In Many Studies Of Lynching, Notably Citizen Violence Against Native Americans And Vigilante Executions Of Anglo Americans Using A Voluminous Body Of Court Records, Newspaper Accounts, Oral Histories, And Other Sources, Carrigan Shows How Conventional Notions Of Justice And Historical Memory Were Reshaped To Glorify Violence And Foster A Culture That Legitimized Lynching.

10 thoughts on “The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916

  1. says:

    Very visceral and good read

  2. says:

    This is a book about racial violence Carrigan argues that historical memory of violence in Texas contributed contributes to the state s horrifying record of racial violence How and why did central Texans the book focuses on seven counties around Waco, TX come to embrace mob violence, vigilantism, and lynching as a means to ensuring the social order First, the frontier experience, where whites were the victims of predatory Native Americans, and who responded with violence and murder to eventually expel the Indians Second, the history of racial slavery and the slave patrol shaped the region s culture of violence for decades Third, whites responded to minority resistance with mob violence Fourth, and maybe most importantly, the idea of sovereignty that is, the white peoples rights to exact justice, the will o...

  3. says:

    A deep look at a little known part of Texas history Well written and well researched.

  4. says:

    Thoroughly researched and compelling in its argument about the role of memory in history I can t say I m surprised at the history I learned about regarding Central Texas, but I really appreciated the parts that focused on black resistance beyond flight, an area not too often mentioned.

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