International Journal of Arts, Humanities &Social Sciences

ISSN 2994-6417 (Print) , ISSN 2994-6425 (Online)
"Swift Vengeance:" Black Mobocracy in Georgia's Cotton Belt, 1892


The precepts of the culture of honor in the southern region of the United States promoted violence for retribution, ostensibly for affronts, and the redemption of honor. Typically, the narratives of lynch lawlessness examine the lynching of African American men by Caucasian mobs. More recently, researchers have begun examining intra-racial mob violence, a new field in the study of lynching. This discourse examines the intersection of violence, the culture of honor, and African American intra-racial mobocracy in the Cotton Belt region of Georgia in 1892.