By James R. McGovern,Manfred Berg
"A delicate and forthright research of 1 of the main ugly episodes in Florida history... McGovern has produced a richly specified case examine that are supposed to increase our basic realizing of mob violence and vigilantism." -- Florida old Quarterly
"[McGovern] has succeeded in writing greater than a story account of this bloodcurdling tale; he has explored its reasons and ramifications." -- American old Review
"A finely crafted ancient case research 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 bleak occasions surrounding the dying of Claude Neal, one of many anticipated 3 thousand blacks who died by the hands of southern lynch mobs within the six many years among the Eighteen Eighties and the outbreak of global struggle II.
Neal was once accused of the brutal rape and homicide of Lola Cannidy, a tender white girl he had recognized considering formative years. 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, ladies, and youngsters who accumulated to witness, have fun, and help in the lynching extra mutilated Neal's physique. ultimately, the battered corpse used to be wear show, suspended as a caution from a tree in entrance of the Jackson County, Florida, courthouse.
Based on vast learn in addition to on interviews with either blacks and whites who have in mind Neal's loss of life, Anatomy of a Lynching sketches the social historical past of Jackson County, Florida -- deeply spiritual, beaten via 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 deals a strong dissection of an awfully violent incident.
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Anatomy of a Lynching: The Killing of Claude Neal by James R. McGovern,Manfred Berg