Meet MythAmerica Series
"The United States of Lyncherdom" was a scathing article written in 1901 by Mark Twain, about one of the most troubling phenomena of his time-
This opening article for the series introduces the mind-
This entry in the series includes an excerpt from Mark Twain's plea for the insanity to stop, in his "United States of Lyncherdom" essay. His pleas fell on deaf ears. Included in this entry is a description of an infamous lynching of three men the night before Easter in the town square of Springfield, Missouri, in 1906.
The final entry in this series on the infamy of lynching in city squares of the Land of Liberty and Justice for All covers another infamous riot and lynching that brought thousands upon thousands of "average citizens" to the center of Omaha, Nebraska, in 1919 to view and egg on an orgy of unquenched violence.
Exploring our past to sort out myth from reality
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These are the voyages of the TimeShip Anachron.
Our Mission: To boldly explore the past, dispelling
mythinformation and mythconceptions
of American History along the way.