M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Sociology
Lynching--History||Southern States--Race relations
This study analyzes lynching rates in the South-Central region of the United States from 1889 to 1918, by race and alleged offense, to determine whether lynching was used by Southern Whites to deter crime or to enforce racial subordination. The race and offense variable were regressed on the lynching rate using Ordinary Least Squared Time-Series Multiple Regression. The results of the statistical analysis indicate that the variations in the lynching rates could be accounted for by the race variable, which is supportive of the explanation for the high rates of lynching as a means to enforce racial subordination.
Moton, David R., "Southern violence : an analysis of lynchings in the south central region of the United States from 1889 to 1918" (1986). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4997.
v, 43 pages
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