Does anyone here know where I can find a map of the total non-racial lynchings throughout US history?

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
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Yeah, damn those extrajudicial killings for not following due process and the rule of law. Can someone please explain to the vigilantes on how to conduct a proper trial!

Oh wait...the whole point was not to bother with a trial because mob justice...
Yeah, mob justice really is quite dangerous! :(
 

betgo

Ad Honorem
Jul 2011
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Leo Frank is a notable case of a white person being lynched in the Southern US in the early 20th century. Also, weren't several Italians in New Orleans lynched in 1891?
Leo Frank was a Jewish factory manager convicted of the murder of a 14-year-old girl working in the factory. He was tried, convicted, and his sentence was commuted by the governor.

11 Sicilian gangsters were lynched in New Orleans for the murder of the police chief. They had been tried and acquited. It was likely a hit by their gang, but there wasn't enough evidence to reasonably convict all of them. It was also likely that some of them were not involved in the murder or legally guilty of it.

It isn't clear either lynching was primarily ethnically motivated. In both cases, the mob thought the lynching victim(s) had bribed their way out of trouble. Particularly in the New Orleans case, there were obviously other issues involved. There weren't Jews or Italians lynched in the south for the sort of reasons blacks were typically lynched.

Many lynchings in the south of whites were cases like this were the accused was acquitted or the sentence was reduced or not considered severe enough by the mob. In many cases the lynching victim, black or white, would have otherwise have been executed.
 
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Dec 2011
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@Triceratops: Your map now works for me, which is great!
Glad to hear it, sometimes these things work and sometimes........

The Sweetwater County WY data, Ellen (listed as Kate Maxwell aka Cattle Kate) and James Averill. Recognise that one from Western history. They were lynched by the Wyoming Stock Growers Association in the run up to what became the Johnson County War.

11 Sicilian gangsters were lynched in New Orleans for the murder of the police chief. They had been tried and acquited. It was likely a hit by their gang, but there wasn't enough evidence to reasonably convict all of them. It was also likely that some of them were not involved in the murder or legally guilty of it.

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I've a vague recollection of a story that they were Mafiosa lynched by fellow Italians for trying to start up the old ways in the US. The Federal Government paid the families of the men compensation for being lynched which they in turn used to begin Cosa Nostra operations in America.

Then again, it may be just a story.
 
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