New PDF release: Anatomy of a Lynching: The Killing of Claude Neal

By James R. McGovern,Manfred Berg

ISBN-10: 0807109762

ISBN-13: 9780807109762

ISBN-10: 0807154253

ISBN-13: 9780807154250

"A delicate and forthright research of 1 of the main ugly episodes in Florida history... McGovern has produced a richly distinctive case examine that are supposed to improve our basic knowing of mob violence and vigilantism." -- Florida historic Quarterly

"[McGovern] has succeeded in writing greater than a story account of this bloodcurdling tale; he has explored its motives and ramifications." -- American old Review

"A finely crafted historic case examine of 1 lynching, its antecedents, and its aftermath." -- modern Sociology

First released in 1982, James R. McGovern's Anatomy of a Lynching unflinchingly reconstructs the awful occasions surrounding the loss of life of Claude Neal, one of many predicted 3 thousand blacks who died by the hands of southern lynch mobs within the six a long time among the Eighties and the outbreak of global conflict II.

Neal used to be accused of the brutal rape and homicide of Lola Cannidy, a tender white lady he had identified on account that youth. On October 26, 1934, a well-organized mob took Neal from his prison mobile. the next evening, the mob tortured Neal and hanged him to the purpose of strangulation, repeating the method till the sufferer died. a wide crowd of guys, girls, and kids who accumulated to witness, rejoice, and help in the lynching extra mutilated Neal's physique. ultimately, the battered corpse used to be wear exhibit, suspended as a caution from a tree in entrance of the Jackson County, Florida, courthouse.

Based on wide learn in addition to on interviews with either blacks and whites who take into account Neal's demise, Anatomy of a Lynching sketches the social heritage of Jackson County, Florida -- deeply spiritual, overwhelmed through the melancholy, acquainted with violence, and happy with its function within the Civil struggle -- and examines which components within the county's make-up contributed to the mob violence. McGovern bargains a strong dissection of a very violent incident.

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