Anatomy of a Lynching

" -- Florida Historical Quarterly "[McGovern] has succeeded in writing more than a narrative account of this bloodcurdling story; he has explored its causes and ramifications.

Anatomy of a Lynching

Author: James R. McGovern

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807154261

Page: 200

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"A sensitive and forthright analysis of one of the most gruesome episodes in Florida history... McGovern has produced a richly detailed case study that should enhance our general understanding of mob violence and vigilantism." -- Florida Historical Quarterly "[McGovern] has succeeded in writing more than a narrative account of this bloodcurdling story; he has explored its causes and ramifications." -- American Historical Review "A finely crafted historical case study of one lynching, its antecedents, and its aftermath." -- Contemporary Sociology First published in 1982, James R. McGovern's Anatomy of a Lynching unflinchingly reconstructs the grim events surrounding the death of Claude Neal, one of the estimated three thousand blacks who died at the hands of southern lynch mobs in the six decades between the 1880s and the outbreak of World War II. Neal was accused of the brutal rape and murder of Lola Cannidy, a young white woman he had known since childhood. On October 26, 1934, a well-organized mob took Neal from his jail cell. The following night, the mob tortured Neal and hanged him to the point of strangulation, repeating the process until the victim died. A large crowd of men, women, and children who gathered to witness, celebrate, and assist in the lynching further mutilated Neal's body. Finally, the battered corpse was put on display, suspended as a warning from a tree in front of the Jackson County, Florida, courthouse. Based on extensive research as well as on interviews with both blacks and whites who remember Neal's death, Anatomy of a Lynching sketches the social background of Jackson County, Florida -- deeply religious, crushed by the Depression, accustomed to violence, and proud of its role in the Civil War -- and examines which elements in the county's makeup contributed to the mob violence. McGovern offers a powerful dissection of an extraordinarily violent incident.

New River Symposium

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall , Revolt Against Chivalry , Jessie Daniel Ames and the
Women's Campaign Against Lynching , ( N.Y. , 1979 ) , 133 ; James R. McGovern
, Anatomy of a Lynching . The Killing of Claude Neal , ( Baton Rouge , 1982 ) , 2-
3 ...

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And a Time for Hope

A highly readable social history that creates a broad new vision of the 1930s.

And a Time for Hope

Author: James R. McGovern

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

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Page: 354

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A highly readable social history that creates a broad new vision of the 1930s.

Appalachian Journal

15 . Joel Williamson , The Crucible of Race : Black - White Relations in the
American South Since Emancipation ( New York : Oxford University Press , 1984
) , p . 188 ; Hall , Revolt Against Chivalry , p . 141 ; McGovern , Anatomy of a
Lynching ...

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A regional studies review.

Eradicating this Evil

Also containing some discussion of the anti - lynching movement are Dennis B.
Downey and Raymond M. Hyser's No Crooked Death , James R. McGovern's
Anatomy of A Lynching , Eugene Levy's James Weldon Johnson : Black Leader .

 Eradicating this Evil

Author: Mary Jane Brown

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Black Eagle

The success story of a much-decorated fighter pilot who overcame poverty and racism to become America's first African-American four-star general.

Black Eagle

Author: James R. Mcgovern

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817313079

Page: 213

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The success story of a much-decorated fighter pilot who overcame poverty and racism to become America's first African-American four-star general. Born in Pensacola, Florida, the youngest of seventeen children in a relatively poor family, "Chappie" James (1920-1978) rose to attain the rank of four-star general-the highest rank of the peacetime American military. His parents had early on imbued him with personal and national pride and a singular drive that motivated him his whole life. At Tuskegee Institute, James enrolled in the Army Air Corps unit formed to train black pilots. After combat service in World War II, James became the leader of a fighter group in the Korean War, during which he developed innovative tactics for providing close air support for advancing ground forces. He served with distinction in Vietnam and then became a public affairs officer in the Department of Defense. Between 1970 and 1974, James served as the Pentagon's chief spokesman to youth and civic organizations. General James's importance transcends his unprecedented achievements as an African American in the military and his role as a spokesman for the patriotic community. He was an early and important proponent of black self-improvement through education, training, and the tireless pursuit of excellence. He became the very embodiment of the American dream. First published in 1985 in hardcover, this reissue of Black Eagle in paperback makes the inspiring story of a notable Tuskegee airman available again.

Lynching in North Carolina

Lynching Near LaGrange , ” Wilmington Morning Star , 20 June 1901 . ... 1981 ) ;
James T. McGovern , Anatomy of a Lynching : The Killing of Claude Neal ( Baton
Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 1982 ) ; Stephen Whitfield , A Death ...

Lynching in North Carolina

Author: Vann R. Newkirk

Publisher: McFarland

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From the end of the Civil War through 1941, there were 168 North Carolinians who lost their lives to lynching. This form of mob violence was often justified as a means of controlling the black population; protecting white wives and daughters; and defending family honor. Legal attempts to deter lynching--including the 1893 law that classified it as a felony and sought to hold a county liable for damages--generally failed because of a lack of local support and ineffectual enforcement by state officials. After 1922, however, in a phenomenon unique to North Carolina, incidents of lynching inexplicably and rapidly declined, prompting the state to head a national movement1to end it. Appendices provide an account of all 168 known lynching occurrences.

Louisiana History

Syracuse University SALLY GREGORY KOHLSTEDT ANATOMY OF A
LYNCHING : The Killing of Claude Neal . By James R. McGovern . ( Baton Rouge
, La .: Louisiana State University Press , 1982. ix , 170 pp . Preface ,
acknowledgments ...

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In the Space of Violence

In as much as scholars have given attention to lynching , recent scholarship has
also worked to make distinctions ... MacLean , “ The Leo Frank Case
Reconsidered ” ; James R.McGovern , Anatomy of a Lynching : The Killing of
Claude Neal ...

In the Space of Violence

Author: Kidada E. Williams

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Art in Crisis

Local Sequential Patterns : The Structure of Lynching in the Deep South , 1882 –
1930 . ” Social Forces 79 , no . 3 ( 2001 ) : 843 – 880 . Thelen , David . “ Memory
and American History . ” Journal of American History 75 , no . 4 ( March 1989 ) ...

Art in Crisis

Author: Amy Helene Kirschke

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ISBN: 9780253218131

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The Crisis was an integral element of the struggle to combat racism in America. As editor of the magazine (1910–1934), W. E. B. Du Bois addressed the important issues facing African Americans. He used the journal as a means of racial uplift, celebrating the joys and hopes of African American culture and life, and as a tool to address the injustices black Americans experienced—the sorrows of persistent discrimination and racial terror, and especially the crime of lynching. The written word was not sufficient. Visual imagery was central to bringing his message to the homes of readers and emphasizing the importance of the cause. Art was integral to his political program. Art in Crisis: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Struggle for African American Identity and Memory reveals how W. E. B. Du Bois created a "visual vocabulary" to define a new collective memory and historical identity for African Americans.

Against Capitalism

Anatomy of a Lynching ( Baton Rouge , 1982 ) , 66 . 2. For my definition of
lynching , which need not mean hanging , I have adapted definitions commonly
employed by historians . If the execution is racially motivated , illegal , or of
questionable ...

Against Capitalism

Author: Philip James Hanson

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Journal of the History of Sexuality

On this last note , see Hazel Carby , “ On the Threshold of Woman ' s Era ' :
Lynching , Empire , and Sexuality in Black Feminist Theory , ” in “ Race , ” Writing
, and ... 1°On mob violence and the Ku Klux Klan , see The Anatomy of Lynching
447.

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Lebanese Diaspora

While historians and sociologists have noted the varying types of lynchings (
depending on region and time - period for ... See Anatomy of a Lynching : the
Killing of Claude Neal ( Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 1982 ) ,
p .

Lebanese Diaspora

Author: Paul Tabar

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A Guide to the History of Florida

... and James R . McGovern , The Anatomy of a Lynching , the Killing of Claude
Neal ( Baton Rouge , 1982 ) . Lynching in the 1920s was accompanied by
renewed Klan activity . David Chalmers , “ The Ku Klux Klan in the Sunshine
State : The ...

A Guide to the History of Florida

Author: Paul S. George

Publisher: Greenwood

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Page: 300

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"[T]his book will fill a long-standing need. It will be eagerly welcomed and well used by researchers for years to come." Florida Historical Quarterly

Gateway Heritage

To do so , they defied established legal institutions and sullied themselves in
ritualistic lynching events . ... On the class composition of mobs , see James R.
McGovern , Anatomy of a Lynching : The Killing of Claude Neal ( Baton Rouge ,
La .

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The Anatomy of a Corporate Lynching

From Ford's experiences, readers can extract something which will help them persevere and reinforce their desire to fight back and stand their ground when they feel exploited.

The Anatomy of a Corporate Lynching

Author: Charles Ford 4th

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781729262504

Page: 168

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This biographical recollection goes behind the scenes of a very public copyright and civil rights lawsuit that took place in New York between the author and Con Edison. The ensuing litigation details and media accounts shared within the pages act as a motivational guide to people going through a similar corporate crisis. From Ford's experiences, readers can extract something which will help them persevere and reinforce their desire to fight back and stand their ground when they feel exploited.

American Anatomies

The ideological script of lynching as castration thus produces at the level of
representation a psychic reality and ... But it is significant - and certainly not
coincidental — that the concept of anatomy figures centrally in his discussion as
well . 6 .

American Anatomies

Author: Robyn Wiegman

Publisher: New Americanists

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Challenges cliches about race and gender while looking at current debates about multiculturalism and difference while simultaneously exposing the ways in which white racial supremacy has been reconfigured since the institutional demise of segregation

The Florida Historical Quarterly

James R . McGovern , Anatomy of a Lynching : The Killing of Claude Neal ( Baton
Rouge , 1982 ) , 33 . 8 . See Bertram Wyatt - Brown , Southern Honor : Ethics and
Behavior in the Old South ( Oxford , 1982 ) . Southern white men among all ...

The Florida Historical Quarterly

Author: Florida Historical Society

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