The Apollo Theater Oral History Collection (CCOHR), 2008-2011

The Apollo Theater Oral History Collection (CCOHR), 2008-2011

Conducted in conjunction with the Apollo Theater Foundation in anticipation of the theater's 75th anniversary, those interviewed for this collection include performers in music, dance, and comedy; business managers; music industry employees; previous owners; and audience members who recount their relationship with the Apollo and their perceptions of its legacy.

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Social Forces: The Influence of Political Dynamics on Southern Lynch Mob Formation and Lethality by Ryan Hagen, Kinga Makovi, and Peter Bearman

Existing literature focuses on economic competition as the primary causal factor in Southern lynching. Political drivers have been neglected, as findings on their effects have been inconclusive. We show that these consensus views arise from selection on a contingent outcome variable: whether mobs intent on lynching succeed.

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