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Lynch

(linch),
Henry T., 20th-century U.S. oncologist. See: Lynch syndrome.
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In the antebellum period, the majority of persons lynched were white, not so much because blacks escaped condemnation for alleged criminal activity, but because lynching them would have involved destruction of slave property--something planters were unlikely to condone.
One of the main shortcomings of the book, though, is Dray's inability to give us a total number of blacks lynched in America.
That indiscretion, for which the pursued man is lynched, is measured against the fact that the senator is trying to force the president's wife into a sexual liaison with him (he raped her as a young woman and expects that she will consent to his renewed advances in order that her husband's school might benefit from his financial generosity).