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The Archaeology of Racial Hatred: Springfield, Illinois (2020)
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This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. On August 14, 1908, racial tensions ignited over allegations of the rape of a white woman by a black man. After being thwarted in their attempt to take justice into their own hands, a crowd erupted into violence resulting in two days of rioting, and the lynching of two black men. Incensed by the fact that this event had taken place in the hometown of the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln,...