The Lynching of Persons of Mexican Origin or Descent in the United States, 1848 to 1928

  title={The Lynching of Persons of Mexican Origin or Descent in the United States, 1848 to 1928},
  author={William D. Carrigan and WilliamH. Webb},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={411 - 438}
The lynching of persons of Mexican origin or descent has been largely overlooked by historians of American mob violence. This essay offers the first attempt to construct a systematic set of data on the subject. The authors contend that between 1848 and 1928, mobs lynched at least 597 Mexicans. Traditional interpretations of western violence cannot account for this phenomenon. The actual causes of mob violence against Mexicans were several-fold: race and the legacy of Anglo American expansion… 

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