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‘White Fright’ creator discusses historic lynch mobs and the assault on the Capitol

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Historian Jane Dailey was saddened by the occasions in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, however the riot on the U.S. Capitol didn’t appear unfamiliar to her.

In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Dailey discusses her new guide, White Fright: The Sexual Panic on the Heart of America’s Racist History, and what America’s historical past with lynch mobs can train us in regards to the assault on the Capitol.

She and the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles additionally talk about how the top of Reconstruction impacts us at this time and several other key court docket circumstances that influenced the best way courts thought of racial identification.

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<p>Jane Dailey</p>

Jane Dailey

Jane Dailey is an affiliate professor with the University of Chicago within the division of historical past and the legislation college. Her analysis and educating focuses on U.S. historical past for the reason that Civil War with an emphasis on the post-emancipation South and the political and authorized historical past of civil rights. She is the creator of Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia, Jumpin’ Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights, with Glenda E. Gilmore and Bryant Simon, and The Age of Jim Crow: A Norton Documentary History. White Fright: The Sexual Panic on the Heart of America’s Racist History is her most recent guide.

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