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By Donald G. Mathews

the tale of a black day-laborer referred to as Sam Hose killing his white corporation in a place of work dispute resulted in a lynching of large spiritual value. for plenty of deeply-religious groups within the Jim Crow South, killing these like Sam Hose restored stability to an ethical cosmos upended through a heinous crime. a spiritual depth within the temper and morality of segregation handed legislations, and in occasions of social predicament might justify unlawful white violence - even to the extraordinary act of lynching. In on the Altar of Lynching, special historian Donald G. Mathews deals a brand new interpretation of the homicide of Sam Hose, which areas the non secular tradition of the evangelical South at its heart. He rigorously considers how mainline Protestants, particularly girls, not just routinely got here to help or settle for lynching, yet gave the act non secular which means and justification.

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