A compilation of primary source accounts of mob violence (lynchings and murder) of “Whites”
and “Blacks” in the United States from the 1840s to 1890s. Intended as the basis of a manuscript, the material was researched
and compiled by Glen Schwendemann.
Intended as the basis of a manuscript on U.S. mob violence from the 1840s to 1890s but unpublished,
the material was researched, collected, and edited by Glen Schwendemann over four decades (ca. 1960-2000).
The data was collected from newspapers, dating from the mid to late nineteenth century, in the form of
microfilm and then transcribed by Schwendemann. The intended title of the manuscript was:
Mob Violence in America, 1839 – 1892. Schwendemann’s interest in and committed research on
the subject was inspired by his Master’s thesis (University of Oklahoma, 1957) on nineteenth century
African-American migration from the South.
(1.25 linear ft)
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