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Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence Against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928

Forgotten Dead Mob Violence Against Mexicans in the United States Mob violence in the United States is usually associated with the southern lynch mobs who terrorized African Americans during the Jim Crow era In Forgotten Dead William D Carrigan and Clive Webb uncov

  • Title: Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence Against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928
  • Author: William D. Carrigan Clive Webb
  • ISBN: 9780195320350
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mob violence in the United States is usually associated with the southern lynch mobs who terrorized African Americans during the Jim Crow era In Forgotten Dead, William D Carrigan and Clive Webb uncover a comparatively neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the lynching of persons of Mexican origin or descent Over eight decades lynch mobs murdered hMob violence in the United States is usually associated with the southern lynch mobs who terrorized African Americans during the Jim Crow era In Forgotten Dead, William D Carrigan and Clive Webb uncover a comparatively neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the lynching of persons of Mexican origin or descent Over eight decades lynch mobs murdered hundreds of Mexicans, mostly in the American Southwest Racial prejudice, a lack of respect for local courts, and economic competition all fueled the actions of the mob Sometimes ordinary citizens committed these acts because of the alleged failure of the criminal justice system other times the culprits were law enforcement officers themselves Violence also occurred against the backdrop of continuing tensions along the border between the United States and Mexico aggravated by criminal raids, military escalation, and political revolution Based on Spanish and English archival documents from both sides of the border, Forgotten Dead explores through detailed case studies the characteristics and causes of mob violence against Mexicans across time and place It also relates the numerous acts of resistance by Mexicans, including armed self defense, crusading journalism, and lobbying by diplomats who pressured the United States to honor its rhetorical commitment to democracy Finally, it contains the first ever inventory of Mexican victims of mob violence in the United States Carrigan and Webb assess how Mexican lynching victims came in the minds of many Americans to be the forgotten dead and provide a timely account of Latinos historical struggle for recognition of civil and human rights.

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    1. After reading this book, I wrote the following to the authors: ' could not help but think of James Baldwin's review of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." I am not suggesting I am Baldwin, much less that this book is "Uncle Tom's Cabin," but it did recall the following quote: “Sentimentality, the ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious emotion, is the mark of dishonestye wet eyes of the sentimentalist betray his aversion to experience, his fear of life, his arid heart; and it is always, therefore, th [...]

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