The Murder of Sicilians in New Orleans - The Largest Mass lynching in American History

Apr 01, 2016 2100

By Lucian

When one thinks of frontier justice or violent lynchings in the United States, it conjures the specter of lawlessness in the old West or the anti-black intolerance of the Deep South.

This is inevitable, not only because of the magnitude of such atrocities, but because of the attention brought to them by modern American society, which largely sprung from the political machines of the victorious North after 1865. Historical violence outside these categories, such as the New York's Draft riots, is not censored, but neither are they given as serious attention.

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