Another Forgotten Atrocity

Another Forgotten Atrocity

To the Editors: In his review of Enrico Deaglio’s A True and Terrible Affair Between Sicily and America, Frank Viviano writes that the 1890 lynching of eleven Italian-Americans in New Orleans was “the single worst mass lynching in US history.” Sadly, that grim statistic belongs to the now well-documented massacre of Mexicans living on the banks of the Rio Grande in the isolated village of Porvenir, Texas.

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