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Lynching and the Law. With New Intro. by Paul Finkelman. James Harmon Chadbourn, new intro Paul Finkelman.

Lynching and the Law. With New Intro. by Paul Finkelman

An Influential Treatise on Lynching Chadbourn, James Harmon. Lynching and the Law. Originally published: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1933. xiv (iii-xiv new Introduction), iii-xi, 221 pp. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new introduction by Paul Finkelman, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, Albany Law School. ISBN-13: 9781584778295; ISBN-10: 1584778296. Hardcover. New. $65. * This title was issued under the auspices of the Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching. A work of great authority because it was produced by Southern jurists, it was cited frequently in the 1932 Senate hearings on lynching. Its conclusions are based in part on a comprehensive survey of over 3,700 lynchings, mostly of African-Americans, between 1889 and 1932. Chadbourn also asked 1,000 prominent Southern lawyers and legislators how they would prevent the practice. Using this data he proposes a model lynching law. "This excellent monograph and the proposed statute have unusual significance in view of the present possibility of further state and national legislation dealing with this urgent problem.": H.C. Brearley, Social Forces 12 (1933-34) 610.

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