THE LYNCHING OF PERSONS OF MEXICAN ORIGIN OR DESCENT IN THE UNITED STATES, 1848 TO 1928.

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      This article seeks to expand upon the existing work in the fields of lynching studies and Mexican American history by providing the first systematic analysis of Mexican lynching victims. The study is based upon extensive archival research that adds to the number of previously documented cases of anti-Mexican mob violence. For instance, the files at Tuskegee Institute contain the most comprehensive count of lynching victims in the United States, but they only refer to the lynching of fifty Mexicans in the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. The author's research has revealed a total of 216 victims during the same time period.