THEY LYNCHED JIM CULLEN NEW ENGLANDíS ONLY LYNCHING DENA LYNN WINSLOW

THEY LYNCHED JIM CULLEN
THEY LYNCHED JIM CULLEN
Item# ISBN 097714591-3
$19.95

This is the story of the lynching of James Cullen in Mapleton, Maine, in 1878. This is the only known lynching in New England. The book also examines lynching in the United States and describes how this particular lynching compares to other lynchings. For the first time ever, the phenomenon of lynching as a whole is examined, and the elements common to all lynchings are described. An examination of capital punishment in Maine and neighboring New Brunswick, Canada, is also included, as is an exploration of extra-legal violence in the northeast region. In addition, the extensive folklore of Maineís Jim Cullen lynching is discussed, along with how the story of this particular lynching changed and evolved over time to become the epic story that it is today. Paperback 214 pages