The color of the third degree : racism, police torture, and civil rights in the American South, 1930-1955 (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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The color of the third degree : racism, police torture, and civil rights in the American South, 1930-1955

Author: Silvan Niedermeier; Paul Cohen
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Available for the first time in English, 'The Color of the Third Degree' uncovers the still-hidden history of police torture in the Jim Crow South. Based on a wide array of previously neglected archival sources, Silvan Niedermeier argues that as public lynching decreased, less visible practices of racial subjugation and repression became central to southern white supremacy. In an effort to deter unruly white mobs,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silvan Niedermeier; Paul Cohen
ISBN: 9781469652962 146965296X 9781469652979 1469652978
OCLC Number: 1091847641
Notes: Translation of: Rassismus und Bürgerrechte : Polizeifolter im Süden der USA, 1930-1955. Hamburg : Hamburger Edition, 2014.
Description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Police torture and "legal lynchings" in the American South --
Torture and African American courtroom testimony --
The NAACP campaign against "forced confessions" --
Selective public outrage: the Quintar South case --
The investigations by the federal government.
Other Titles: Rassismus und Bürgerrechte.
Responsibility: Silvan Niedermeier ; translated by Paul Cohen.

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Uncovers the still-hidden history of police torture in the Jim Crow South. Based on a wide array of previously neglected archival sources, Silvan Niedermeier argues that as public lynching decreased,  Read more...

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