"The United States of Lyncherdom"

Title

"The United States of Lyncherdom"

Subject

Digital : Essay Document

Description

In 1901, Missouri born author Mark Twain wrote an essay titled "The United States of Lyncherdom" in response to the Pierce City lynchings. He had intended the essay for publication, but decided it was too politically sensitive. The essay was finally published 13 years after Twain's death in a posthumous collection titled Europe and Elsewhere.

"The United States of Lyncherdom" is currently in the public domain in the United States.

Creator

Mark Twain

Source

Text accessed online, June 23rd 2013, at http://people.virginia.edu/~sfr/enam482e/lyncherdom.html

Publisher

OAAHM-Onlinev

Date

Summer 1901

Contributor

Dorothy Berry

Rights

Text is in the public domain
Date Added
June 23, 2013
Collection
Digital Files
Citation
Mark Twain, “"The United States of Lyncherdom",” Ozarks Afro-American History Museum Online, accessed April 24, 2017, http://oaahm.omeka.net/items/show/8.