Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of lynching.

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Examples

  • Following an increase in lynchings during the early 1930s, the Commission conducted several studies on them.

    The Mob Still Rides

  • It is a singular coincidence that as public sentiment has been hurled against political murders there has been a corresponding increase in lynchings on the charge of attacking white women.

    The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World's Columbian Exposition: The Afro-American's Contribution to Columbian Literature

  • Freakonomics does not discuss or mention the research explaining the decline in lynchings.

    La Profesora Abstraida

  • The sickest, creepiest, most dehumanized images and information should be REQUIRED VIEWING in schools, from the “enhanced interrogation” photos right up to the piles of near-skeletal corpses at Auschwitz, RIGHT up to the worst and darkest chapters of our OWN national narrative (such as lynchings, and pictures of the whip-marked backs of former slaves.)

    Blocking the information highway

  • The sickest, creepiest, most dehumanized images and information should be REQUIRED VIEWING in schools, from the “enhanced interrogation” photos right up to the piles of near-skeletal corpses at Auschwitz, RIGHT up to the worst and darkest chapters of our OWN national narrative such as lynchings, and pictures of the whip-marked backs of former slaves.

    Blocking the information highway

  • One of the most serious things in this phase of national immorality is showing itself in what are termed "lynchings"; that is, a negro commits

    As A Chinaman Saw Us Passages from his Letters to a Friend at Home

  • My biggest question is, when will someone in our government with the intestional fortitude, and some INTERGITY standup and lead the "lynchings".

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • "lynchings" for which, since the proper authorities are obviously able and willing to deal adequately with such crimes, no such defence can be set up.

    A History of the United States

  • During the height of Jim Crow, the period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when lynchings were weekly events in the South and not uncommon in the North, countless thousands of black men had sex with white women with impunity in the brothels of the wild towns of the West.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Eric Lott and other scholars have argued that expressions of antiblack racism by Irish Americans—such as the lynchings of blacks during the New York City draft riots of 1863, or their invention of the word coon, or the deliberate attempts by some to belittle blacks in minstrel performances—were efforts to hide “their resemblance, in both class and ethnic terms, to ‘blackness.’”

    A Renegade History of the United States

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