Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)



First Advisor

Marguerite Reuss


This thesis discusses the problem of lynching in the United States from historical, legal, psychological, and sociological aspects.

The first endeavor has been to obtain all the facts possible and my final endeavor has been to point out the conclusions clearly warranted by such facts.

The material for this study was found 1n a wide range of sources, the most important of which were Raper's The Tragedy of Lynching, Chadburn's Lynching and the Law, Cutler's Lynch Law and the material by the Southern Commission on Interracial Cooperation and the Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching.


A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts of Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy

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