344 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 7 illus., 3 maps, 6 tables, notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4636-0
Published: June 1997
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About the Author
W. Fitzhugh Brundage is William B. Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of Where These Memories Grow: History, Memory, and Southern Identity and the prize-winning Lynching in the New South.
For more information about W. Fitzhugh Brundage, visit the Author Page.
"A collection of provocative and engaging essays. . . . Under Sentence of Death simultaneously offers fascinating insights into the nature of lynching and points to promising new perspectives on the topic. Thus this is a first-rate collection."--Criminal Justice Review
“The diverse viewpoints that it presents will doubtless make it a standard text in southern history.”--The Alabama Review
“[This book] should be required reading for every historian of the modern South.”--Journal of Southern History
”Fascinating and thought-provoking.”--Slavery and Abolition
“Well-balanced and insightful. . . . [Brundage’s book is] crucial to any informed evaluation of one of the most ugly scars upon the face of southern history.”--North Carolina Historical Review
“A superb collection of original and reprinted essays about southern lynchings. . . . A first-rate collection, filled with good writing, solid scholarship, and original ideas. It is, above all, a vital contribution to the growing literature about the scope and impact of violence in shaping American life.”--Georgia Historical Quarterly