Dr. Ira Wasserman is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern Michigan University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He taught at Eastern Michigan University, Portland State University, and the University of Alberta during his academic career. Dr. Wasserman has presented numerous papers at scholarly conferences, written articles, chapters in books, and book reviews.2006 0-7734-5628-7
Examines the manner in which the national media in the United States treated lynching and vigilante activity between 1850 and 1940. The perspective emphasizes the importance of media framing, sponsor and opponent activity, and media balance. Since not all lynching incidents can be studied, critical discourse moments are selected.