Sociological Science: The Course of Law: State Intervention in Southern Lynch Mob Violence 1882–1930 by Kinga Makovi, Ryan Hagen and Peter Bearman

Analyzing an inventory of more than 1,000 averted and completed lynching events in three Southern states, we model geographic and temporal patterns in the determinants of mob formation, state intervention, and intervention success.

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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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