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Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence

Amy Kate Bailey and Stewart E. Tolnay


On July 9, 1883, twenty men stormed the jail in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, kidnapped Henderson Lee, a black man charged with larceny, and hanged him. Events like this occurred thousands of times across the American South in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, yet we know scarcely more about any of these other victims than we do about Henderson Lee. Drawing on new sources to provide a comprehensive portrait of the men and women lynched in the American South, this book's revealing profiles and careful analysis begin to restore the identities of—and lend dignity to—hundreds of ly ... More

Keywords: Morehouse Paris, Louisiana, Henderson Lee, black man, larceny, American South, lynching, victims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469620879
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620879.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Kate Bailey, author

Stewart E. Tolnay, author