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Rural RadicalsRighteous Rage in the American Grain$
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Catherine McNicol Stock

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501714030

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.001.0001

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The Culture of Vigilantism

The Culture of Vigilantism

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(p.87) 2 The Culture of Vigilantism
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Rural Radicals
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Catherine McNicol Stock

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0003

However progressive their notions of reform, rural Americans’ anger has long found expression through violence as well as conventional politics. Class, race, religious, and ethnic resentments played a part in nearly all rural movements. The Paxton Boys of Pennsylvania advocated the killing of native people. Populist ideology contained frequent anti-Semitic references. Southern Populists also joined the Ku Klux Klan. Violence uniquely marked the American countryside from the days of the frontier.

Keywords:   Populist Party, Bacons Rebellion, Paxton Boys, Lynching, Ku Klux Klan, Joseph Smith, Vigilante justice

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