National Crimes: A New National Data Set of Lynchings in the United States, 1883 to 1941

  title={National Crimes: A New National Data Set of Lynchings in the United States, 1883 to 1941},
  author={Charles Seguin and David L. Rigby},
Historians are increasingly studying lynching outside of the American Southeast, but sociologists have been slow to follow. We introduce a new public data set that extends existing data on lynching victims to cover the contiguous United States from 1883 to 1941. These data confirm that lynching was a heterogeneous practice across the United States. We differentiate between three different regimes over this period: a Wild West regime, characterized mostly by the lynching of whites in areas with… 

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