Standing Down the Mob: Men and Women Who Prevented Lynchings in the United States

Lecture Description

This is an overview of one of Carrigan’s current research projects with Clive Webb. It explores the reasons that some attempted lynchings ended in failure while others ended in the murder of the victim, focusing on those individuals who stood up to the assembled mob, often at risk of injury.

CATEGORIES

Crime, Violence, Incarceration Race

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