What are lynchings?

Some articles on lynchings, lynching:

Lynching In The United States - Frontier and Civil War
... There is much debate over the violent history of lynchings on the frontier, obscured by the mythology of the American Old West ... Compared to the myths, real lynchings in the early years of the western United States did not focus as strongly on "rough and ready" crime prevention, and often shared many of the same racist and partisan ... Lynchings in the Old West were often carried out against accused criminals in custody ...
Lynching In The United States - Social Characteristics
... One motive for lynchings, particularly in the South, was the enforcement of social conventions – punishing perceived violations of customs, later institutionalized as Jim Crow laws ... For example, after the lynching of an African-American farmer or an immigrant merchant, the victim's property would often become available to whites ... In much of the Deep South, lynchings peaked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as white racists turned to terrorism to dissuade blacks from ...
Lynching In The United States - Statistics
... There are three primary sources for lynching statistics, none of which cover the entire time period of lynching in the United States ... In 1882, the Chicago Tribune began to systematically record lynchings ... Then, in 1892, Tuskegee Institute began a systematic collection and tabulation of lynching statistics, primarily from newspaper reports ...
Cairo, Illinois - History - Lynchings
... Cairo's turbulent history is often traced back to the lynching of black resident William James ... In 1900, Cairo had a population of nearly 13,000 ...
Reno Gang - Lynchings
... On the night of December 11, about 65 hooded men traveled by train to New Albany ... The men marched four abreast from the station to the Floyd County Jail where, just after midnight, the men forced their way into the jail and the sheriff's home ...