“A landmark work of unflinching scholarship.” —The New York Times
“In this history of lynching in the post-Reconstruction South—the most comprehensive of its kind—the author has written what amounts to a Black Book of American race relations.” —The New Yorker
“A powerfully written, admirably perceptive synthesis of the vast literature on lynching. It is the most comprehensive social history of this shameful subject in almost seventy years and should be recognized as a major addition to the bibliography of American race relations.” —David Levering Lewis
“An important and courageous book, well written, meticulously researched, and carefully argued.” —The Boston Globe
“You don’t really know what lynching was until you read Dray’s ghastly accounts of public butchery and official complicity.” —Time
From the Trade Paperback edition.