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Author: Deborah H. Barnes

Title: “… the Furrow of His Brow”

Subtitle: The Cultural Logic of Black Lynch Mobsy

Journal: Journal of African American Studies

Volume: Published online before print


Year: 2016 (Published online: October 5, 2016)

Pages: 22 pages

ISSN: 1559-1646 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1936-4741 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 19th Century, 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Offenders: Punishments / Lynching


Link: SpringerLink (Restricted Access)


Abstract: »The little known historical phenomenon of black lynch mobs functioned within a dynamic network of mainstream racial praxis, public discourses, and evolving cultural values. Public narratives about lynch law use vigilantism and lynching as a meme that marks the fluidity of social and discursive power among whites and blacks during the Jim Crow Era. This essay will examine the cultural logic that informed black mobs.« (Source: Journal of African American Studies)


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  Newspapers: Disseminating the Story
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  Eroded Stories: Reconciling the Truth

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