Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective (Hardback)
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Swift to Wrath: Lynching in Global Historical Perspective (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/05/2013
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Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in the context of world history, requiring scholars to rethink the history of collective violence altogether. Employing a diverse range of case studies, the volume's contributors work to refute the notion that the various acts of group homicide called ""lynching"" in American history are unique or exceptional.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813934143
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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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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