Vendetta: The True Story of the Largest Lynching in U.S. History

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Guernica Editions, 1998 - History - 198 pages
"Eleven Italian Americans were lynched in New Orleans on March 14, 1891, by a mob of upwards of twenty thousand people. They had been called together by the city's political, business, and labor elites a day after a jury acquitted six Italian Americans of the murder of the city's police chief. Those responsible for the lynching proudly took credit for it, but no one was charged or punished for it. The lynching caused a crisis between the President and Congress of the United States, between Washington and Rome. The lynching was used by lobbyists to further the building of an American Navy to achieve American status as a world power, and by nativists to restrict immigration and to repress immigrant populations. It also introduced a sinister word to America: Mafia."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Section 1
108
Section 2
108
Section 3
108
Section 4
108
Section 5
108
Section 6
108
Section 7
108
Section 8
108
Section 12
150
Section 13
154
Section 14
157
Section 15
158
Section 16
161
Section 17
163
Section 18
182
Section 19
184

Section 9
108
Section 10
146
Section 11
148
Section 20
186
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