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Lethal imagination : violence and brutality in American history

Author: Michael A Bellesiles
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the role of violence in America's past, exploring its history and development, from slave patrols in the Colonial South to gun ownership in the twentieth century

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Bellesiles
ISBN: 0814712959 9780814712955 0814712967 9780814712962
OCLC Number: 39922721
Description: viii, 453 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction / Michael A. Bellesiles --
Kieft's War and the cultures of violence in colonial America / Evan Haefeli --
"Shee would bump his mouldy britch": authority, masculinity, and the harried husbands of New Haven Colony, 1638-1670 / Ann M. Little --
Colonial and Revolutionary era slave patrols of Virginia / Sally E. Hadden --
The social origins of dueling in Virginia / Bruce C. Baird --
Women of domestic violence in nineteenth-century North Carolina / Laura F. Edwards --
Complicity and deceit: Lewis Cheney's plot and its bloody consequences / Junius P. Rodriguez --
Good men and notorious rogues: vigilantism in Massac County, Illinois, 1846-1850 / Nicole Etcheson --
Armed and "more or less dangerous": women and violence in American frontier literature, 1820-1860 / Laura McCall --
Seduced, betrayed, and revenged: the murder trial of Mary Harris / Lee Chambers-Schiller --
To live and die in Dodge City: body counts, law and order, and the case of Kansas v. Gill / Robert R. Dykstra --
Word and deed: the language of lynching, 1820-1953 / Christopher Waldrep --
"The deftness of her sex": innocence, guilt, and gender in the trial of Lizzie Borden / Catherine Ross Nickerson --
Treat her like a lady: judicial paternalism and the justification for assaults against Black women, 1865-1910 / Uche Egemonye --
"The Negro would be more than an angel to withstand such treatment": African-American homicide in Chicago, 1875-1910 / Jeffrey S. Adler --
Homosociality and the legal sanction of male heterosexual aggression in the early twentieth century / John C. Pettegrew --
"The unspeakable Mrs. Gunness": the deviant woman in early-twentieth-century America / Paula K. Hinton --
Cultural representations and social contexts of rape in the early twentieth century / Mary E. Odem --Violence by design: contraceptive technology and the invasion of the female body / Andrea Tone --
The Monroe Rifle Club: finding justice in an "ungodly and social jungle called Dixie" / Craig S. Pascoe --
Armed and dangerous: guns in American homes / Arthur L. Kellermann and Philip J. Cook.
Responsibility: edited by Michael A. Bellesiles.
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