Lynching And Violence Of War Essay

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There is a lot of debate over true facts surrounding lynching’s and violence on the frontier, which have often been obscured by the mythology of the American Old West. Some historians have argued that the California mining camps were relatively peaceful places, while others point to accounts from the mining districts with accounts of robberies and brutal murders it seems with almost entire impunity. Lynching’s on the frontier often shared the same racist and partisan or giving support to the same political dimensions as lynching’s in the South and Midwest. Security was often provided only by a federal marshal who might, despite the appointment of deputies, be hours or even days…show more content…
The 11 were falsely accused of being members or associated with the Mafia. This incident was the largest mass lynching in United States history. Lynching’s of Italian-Americans occurred mostly in the deep South but also had occurred in N.Y., PA., and Colorado. The toll of lynching’s began to taper off a lot in the 1930s and 1940s. This period was drawing to a close in the early 1940s with the rise of black political power in the northern cities, the advent or a coming into being of the 2nd World War and the early stages of the Civil Rights Movement. Too often enough, Jim Crow tensions went in hand with economic tensions such as in 1887, 10,000 workers at sugar plantations in Louisiana, organized by the Knights of Labor went on strike for an increase in their pay to $1.25 a day. Most of the workers were black, but some were white to which infuriated the Governor Samuel Douglas, who declared that “God almighty has himself drawn the color-line.” The militia was called in, but then withdrawn to give free rein to a lynch mob like type in Thibodaux, which killed about 300 people. A Black newspaper had described the
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