Description - Legacies of Lynching by Jonathan Markovitz
Even today, as revealed by the 1998 dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas, and the national soul-searching it precipitated, lynching continues to pervade America's collective memory. Markovitz concludes with an analysis of debates about a recent exhibition of photographs of lynchings, suggesting again how lynching as metaphor remains always in the background of our national discussions of race and racial relations.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Markovitz
Jonathan Markovitz is a lecturer in sociology at the University of California, San Diego.