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In the late 19th-century, the stereotype of the black male as sexual beast functioned for white supremacists as an externalized symbol of social chaos against which all whites would unite for the purpose of national renewal. The emergence of this stereotype in American culture and literature during, and after Reconstruction was related to the growth of the white-on-black violence, as white lynch mobs acted in defence of white womanhood, the white family and white nationalism.
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