Lynching became a visible tool for slaveowners to deal with community regulatory issues, as Zachary Dowdle suggests in this article.
"“Hang Him Decently and in Order”: Order, Politics, and the 1853 Lynching of Hiram, a Slave,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 11
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol11/iss1/1