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James R. McGovern
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Anatomy of a Lynching: The Killing of Claude Neal

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Anatomy of a Lynching carefully reconstructs the grim events surrounding the death of Claude Neal one of an estimated three thousand blacks to die at the hands of southern lynch mobs in the six decades between the 1880's and the outbreak of World War II.
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published December 31st 1982 by Louisiana State University Press (first published June 1982)
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Always being interested in what motivates otherwise normal (although some might question the normality of the redneck South) people to run amuck brutalizing those of another skin color or religion, I read two very interesting books on anonymous lynchings: James MCGovern's Anatomy of a Lynching: the Killing of Claude Neal and Howard Smead's Blood Justice, the Lynching of Mack Charles Parker.

Claude Neal (1934-Florida) was accused of murdering a young white girl whom he had known for many years. Th...more
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