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2021-01-13 13:55:06
‘White Fright’ author discusses historical lynch mobs and the attack on the Capitol

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Historian Jane Dailey was saddened by the events in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, but the riot at the U.S. Capitol did not seem unfamiliar to her.

In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Dailey discusses her new book, White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History and what America’s history with lynch mobs can teach us about the attack on the Capitol.

She and the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles also discuss how the end of Reconstruction impacts us today and several key court cases that influenced the way courts considered racial identity.