This book deals with the quest for a preventive to lynching which
can be undertaken only after one has an understanding of what it is
that is to be prevented. This necessary analysis of lynching--its
background, circumstances, and meaning--introduces many baffling
elements. The author has made a detailed study of the lynchings of
1930 in an effort to find an answer to the complexities of the
Originally published in 1933.
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