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Black rage confronts the law

Author: Paul Harris
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1997.
Series: Critical America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracing the origins of the "black rage" defence back through American history, this work recreates many dramatic legal trials. The author distinguishes between applying an environmental defence and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Harris
ISBN: 0814735274 9780814735275
OCLC Number: 36372335
Description: xi, 294 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Black Rage Defense, 1846: The Trial of William Freeman --
2. The Black Rage Defense, 1971 --
3. The Law: Its Myths and Rituals --
4. Black Rage 1971: The Case of James Johnson, Jr. --
5. James Johnson's Workers' Compensation Case --
6. Racism, Rage, and Criminal Defenses --
7. To Use or Not to Use the Black Rage Defense --
8. Race, Class, and the Trials of Clarence Darrow --
9. A Survey of Black Rage Cases --
10. Urban War Zones --
11. White Rage --
Hate Crimes --
12. White Rage --
Do Prisons Cause Crime? --
13. The Cultural Defense and the Trials of Patrick Hooty Croy --
14. "Remake the World."
Series Title: Critical America.
Responsibility: Paul Harris.
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"On a deeper and more profound level [this book] illustrates the degree to which social and economic hardship and deprivation can justify human misconduct." -Library Journal "Any lawyer who deals Read more...

 
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