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Liberalizing Lynching: Building a New Racialized State

Daniel Kato

Abstract

This book analyzes the federal government’s role in lynchings. How did the federal government shift from an active policy of combating lynchings during Reconstruction to a policy of passivity, only then to return to the more active policy approximately eighty years later? Federal inactivity was justified on a false premise—namely, that the judiciary precluded federal rights enforcement. The judiciary did not preclude federal rights enforcement; it simply accommodated federal nonintervention. By couching inaction in terms of jurisprudential restrictions in a federalist system, political officia ... More

Keywords: constitutional anarchy, federal government, interbranch dynamics, liberalism, lynching

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190232573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232573.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Kato, author
Term Assistant Professor in Political Science, Barnard College