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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 20

37. Frederick Douglass, “Lynch Law in the South,” North American Review 155 (July 1892): 17-24.

Denunciation of lynching in the South, especially as it relates to a purported increase in the rape of white women by black men. “For two hundred years or more, white men have in the South committed this offense against black women, and the fact has excited little attention, even at the North, except among abolitionists; which circumstance demonstrates that the horror now excited is not for the crime itself, but that it is based upon the reversal of colors in the participants.”