index
Page numbers in italics refer to figures.
Abjection, 60, 103
Adams, Robert, Jr., Capt., 43
African Americans: in Invisible Man,
274n2; Jim Crow laws and, 44,
247n78; lynchings of, 8–9, 27, 39, 44,
96–97, 111, 241nn39, 40; mob violence
against, 67; mutilation of corpses of,
111, 258n56; population of, in Califor-
nia, 27, 244n11; as sexual predators,
170; statistics on lynching of, 12, 206,
229, 241n39, 241n40, 242nn51, 52. See
also Tuskegee Institute
Alvitre, Féliz, 7–8
Amador, Ramón (San Leandro jail,
Alameda County), 72–73, 257n29
American Indians: deaths of, 194; de-
valuation of, 117; due process denied
to, 83; erasure of, from lynching
statistics, 39, 96; forced migrations
of, 10, 83; legal executions of, 68;
lynchings of, 27, 39, 83; population
of, in California, 25, 27; racial iden-
tity of, 25, 28, 34, 144, 146, 256n15; in
Ramona, 124, 260nn95, 96; testimony
of, against whites, 39
‘‘American type, The,’’ 18, 19, 29, 168
Anglo-Americans: blacks and, 170;
execution committees and, 194;
extralegal forms of punishment and,
35–36; lynchings of, 14, 26, 84; Mani-
fest Destiny and, 13, 28, 29, 171, 202;
misidentification of Mexicans by, 34,
72, 94, 190, 270n50; national identity
of, 19; popular conceptions of, 26,
29; racial formation of, 28–29, 149–
50, 244n27, 264n54; on racial mixing,
167–68, 170, 171; social privilege of,
35–36; Spencer on evolution of, 30.
See also Vigilance committees
Anthenaeum (San Francisco), 27
Anthony Company, 259n73
Anthropology, 147, 242n56, 265n56
Antilynching movement, 16, 44–46, 46,
67, 170, 247nn89, 95
Anti-Vagrancy Act (1855), 24–25
Arayo, Justin, 99, 223
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