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Author Pfeifer, Michael J. (Michael James), 1968-

Title The roots of rough justice : origins of American lynching / Michael J. Pfeifer
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 143 pages) : maps
Contents Collective violence in the British Atlantic -- Vigilantes, criminal justice, and antebellum cultural conflict -- Racial and class frontiers : lynching and social identity in antebellum America -- Lynchers versus due process : the forging of rough justice -- The Civil War and Reconstruction and the remaking of American lynching
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Capital punishment -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Culture conflict -- United States -- History.
Discrimination in capital punishment -- United States -- History.
Lynching -- United States -- History.
Social control -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010046041
ISBN 0252093097 (electronic bk.)
9780252093098 (electronic bk.)