The lynching of blacks in the United States of America - Photographs as historical memories

Giovanni Corvino, Claudia Bommino

Affiliation: Turin University

Keywords: lynching, photographs, United States of America

Categories: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.4.6.363

Languages: English

According to the literature, photographs of human lynching had an important role in supporting the practice and the predisposition to photographing. This act was globally common. The aim of this brief paper is to understand why photographs of blacks lynching by whites were so important in the United States of America, especially in the South.

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