Date of Award

Fall 2013

Document Type


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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Bruce Dorsey

Second Advisor

Farid Azfar


This paper contextualizes the 1891 mass lynching of Italians in New Orleans as a moment in which Italians in New Orleans are marked as racially “Dago.” This paper draws from historical scholarship on race and nativism to explore how the lynching manifested racial, and to a smaller degree nativist, prejudice towards Italians from everyday mindsets in New Orleans at the time.

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