Who was Sam Bush, and what does his violent death reveal about race relations in central Illinois at the turn of the century? How did his lynching affect black-white relations? The lynching was the first ever recorded in Decatur. As a form of vigilantism, how- ever, it shared certain characteristics with the “lynching cycle” identified by sociologist Oliver C. Cox as a series of terrorist activities intended to impose social control.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society|
|State||Published - 1990|