For an assessment and comparison of nonsouthern lynching and lynching that is southern see Pfeifer, ed., Lynching beyond Dixie.
For the view that the western had not been particularly violent, see Robert R. Dykstra, The Cattle Towns (nyc, 1968).
For the characterization of the debate a few years later on, see Robert R. Dykstra, “Quantifying the crazy West: The Problematic Statistics of Frontier Violence, ” Western Historical Quarterly, 40 (Sept. 2009), 321–47. On western bloodshed, but utilizing the assertion that frontier mayhem ended up being overstated, see Eugene Hollon, Frontier Violence: Another Look (nyc, 1978). Read more →