Local Sequential Patterns: The Structure of Lynching in the Deep South, 1882-1930

@article{Stovel2001LocalSP,
  title={Local Sequential Patterns: The Structure of Lynching in the Deep South, 1882-1930},
  author={Katherine Stovel},
  journal={Social Forces},
  year={2001},
  volume={79},
  pages={843 - 880}
}
  • K. Stovel
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Sociology, Geography
  • Social Forces
White-on-black violence was a fact of life in the Deep South during the decades straddling the turn of the century. Yet though the lynching of blacks is historically significant, it was, statistically speaking, a relatively rare event. While each lynching is associated with a complex and often gruesome narrative, particularities often overwhelm efforts to reveal anything other than broad structural determinants or proximate causes. Efforts to apply narrative methods have been limited to the… Expand

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