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The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916

by Carrigan, William D.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Retail Price: $35.00
Issue: Spring 2005
ISBN: 0252029518

Garrigan explains how four key historical elements of central Texas influenced perspectives on extralegal justice between 1836 and 1916. The frontier experience, the history of mob violence, minority resistance, and the degree to which court authorities allowed lynching all contributed to the lynching culture.

review of The Making of a Lynching Culture: Violence and Vigilantism in Central Texas, 1836-1916, by Carrigan, William D., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2005).