Stone Collection: Volume 20 - Item 38
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38. W. Cabell Bruce, “Notes and Comments: Lynch Law in the South,” North American Review (September 1892): 379-81.
Rejoinder to Frederick Douglass’s article condemning lynching (see no. 37 in this volume). “If lynching is more prevalent in the South than elsewhere, it is because the negro population of the Union is congested in the South mainly, and because, in the last year or so, the negro there has violated the chastity of white women with such appalling frequency, and under circumstances so unutterably shocking to human nature, that the white race there has been goaded into a degree of excited feeling for which no occasion has existed in other parts of the Union.” (The collection has another copy of this article in volume 78 [no. 28].)