Category Archives: Lynching

How to convert a Democrat

A story in the White Cloud Kansas Chief from September 27, 1860 presents a strong argument against “popular sovereignty”. The writer finds that the territories — or even the frontier states — don’t protect free speech well enough to allow … Continue reading

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Lynching in Alabama

Lynched man, 1920s From the Tallapoosa Times (Dadeville, AL), September 6, 1860: Threatened Insurrection. The citizens of our Town, and vicinity have been in quite a state of excitement for some days past. Vague rumors of a contemplated insurrection, which … Continue reading

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