Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective (Hardback)William D. Carrigan (editor)
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Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
Swift to Wrath is a pathbreaking collection on the quintessential brand of vigilante justice in the United States. It challenges the idea of American exceptionalism by inviting readers to think about lynching in comparative perspective, as part of a broader history of the all-too-human quest for vengeance.--Randolph Roth, The Ohio State University, author of American Homicide
Swift to Wrath represents the most thoughtful, comprehensive, and analytically rigorous meditation on the history of lynching across the globe. The book sets the agenda for subsequent scholarship on the topic while prompting us to reflect on both the particularities and tragic commonalities in lynching in the United States and abroad."----W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
" Swift to Wrath is an ambitious and groundbreaking volume that is successful on many levels."--Hettie V. Williams, Monmouth University "Journal of African American History "
"in... Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective, the insights of the essays are at least addictive...and these essays in Swift to Wrath report back on the world's journey's teaching us much about the rhetoric of lynching (and more) that is useful to our study of the phenomenon here as well.--Michael Ayers Trotti, Ithaca College "Journal of Southern History "
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