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Criminal injustice : slaves and free Blacks in Georgia's criminal justice system

Author: Glenn McNair
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2009.
Series: Carter G. Woodson Institute series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia's Criminal Justice System is the most comprehensive study of the criminal justice system of a slave state to date. McNair traces the evolution of Georgia's legal culture by examining its use of slave codes and slave patrols, as well as presenting data on crimes prosecuted, trial procedures and practices, conviction rates, the appellate process, and punishment.  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn McNair
ISBN: 9780813927930 0813927935
OCLC Number: 263497811
Description: xii, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "My Lord, they are stark mad after Negroes" : slavery and the corruption of Georgia's legal culture --
"For the better ordering and governing Negroes" : Blacks and the law --
"Negroes might cut the throats of our people" : Black crime and its causes --
"Some convenient method and form of tryal" : the trial process --
"The slave should look to his master and the courts to avenge his wrongs" : the appellate process --
"May the Lord have mercy on his soul" : punishment.
Series Title: Carter G. Woodson Institute series.
Responsibility: Glenn McNair.
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