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"Hitler Is Here"

Title: "Hitler Is Here": Lynching in Florida during the Era of World War II.
Name(s): Hobbs, Tameka Bradley, author
Jones, Maxine D., professor directing dissertation
Dickson-Carr, Darryl, outside committee member
Richardson, Joe M., committee member
Jones, James P., committee member
Childs, Matthew D., committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This historical study will examine four lynchings that took place in Florida during the 1940s. The investigations include the lynching of A. C. Williams in Gadsden County in 1941; Cellos Harrison in Jackson County in 1943; Willie James Howard in Suwannee County in 1944; and Jesse James Payne in Madison County in 1945. In addition to describing the circumstances surrounding each incident, this study also discusses the reaction of local law enforcement, Florida state public officials, the federal government, and the press. To tell these stories, the study relied on records from local and state governments, investigative records of the U. S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and, oral history from family members and residents of the communities in which these lynchings occurred. The study gives these incidents further exploration, in attempting to fit them into the chronology of the lynching phenomenon in the United States by extracting similarities as well as changes in the practice of lynching itself. These lynchings also indicate an increasingly negative reaction but segments of the American public against such acts of violence. This was due in part to U. S. participation in World War II and the government's increasing concern about the nation's international reputation.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4014 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: June 24, 2004.
Keywords: Willie James Howard, A.C. Williams, Jesse James Payne, African Americans in Florida, Lynching, Cellos Harrison
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Maxine D. Jones, Professor Directing Dissertation; Darryl Dickson-Carr, Outside Committee Member; Joe M. Richardson, Committee Member; James P. Jones, Committee Member; Matthew D. Childs, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
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