Evil

Lynching, the Milgram Experiments, and the Question of Whether "Human Nature Is Good"

Texts and Courses

Primary Texts

  • Allen, James, Hilton Als, John Lewis, and Leon F. Litwack (2000).  Without sanctuary: Lynching photography in America.  Santa Fe: Twin Palms.  Pp. 8-16, 173-176, 178-180, 184-185, 187-190, 194-196, 198, 201 (text only), and plates #20, 25, 31, 37-38, 54, 57, 62-65, 74, and 97.
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B. (1892/2002).  On lynchings.  Ed. P.H. Collins.  Amherst, NY: Humanity.  Pp. 42-46.
  • Mengzi (3rd c. BCE/1970).  Trans. B.W. Van Norden.  Indianapolis: Hackett.  1A7, 1B5, 1B11, 2A2 (p.
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