Lynch-Law; An Investigation Into the History of Lynching in the United States Volume 3

Lynch-Law; An Investigation Into the History of Lynching in the United States Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...The reformation of 1851 was superficial and temporary; that of 1856 radical and permanent." l On the whole, though the measures taken seem extreme, these committees accomplished their end remarkably well, and it is to their credit that they promptly disbanded when their time of usefulness had passed. in the far West, in the mineral territories bordering upon the Rocky Mountains, and in those on the other side of the mountains, are holding Lynch courts in extraordinary number, and carrying out the decrees of that ferocious judge with unprecedented energy. Our latest files from the distant regions of Idaho, Nevada, Utah, &c, contain accounts of executions in numbers that we think were never equalled even in the early days of California settlement, nor in any part of the West." Then follows a recital of various instances, twenty or more robbers and murderers hung in Idaho Territory, four murderers hung by a "Citizens Association" in the Territory of Nevada, &c It is stated that on Thursday of that week bills were passed in Congress enabling Nevada and two other Territories to form constitutions preparatory to their admission to the Union as States. As a condition to their admission an irrevocable ordinance was provided prohibiting slavery, and the writer of the editorial remarks, "we think lynching might have been added." 1See H. H Bancroft: "Popular Tribunals" (1887), I, 749. In his two volumes on "Popular Tribunals" this author presents very forcibly the arguments and the conditions urged in justification of the acts of these "Tribunals." He also exhibits the methods and inner workings of these organizations. In "Literary Industries" (1890), pp. 655-663, he tells how he...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236520742
  • 9781236520746