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Colored amazons : crime, violence, and Black women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910

Author: Kali N Gross
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: Politics, history, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Colored Amazons is a groundbreaking historical analysis of the crimes, prosecution, and incarceration of black women in Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century. Kali N. Gross reconstructs black women's crimes and their representations in popular press accounts and within the discourses of urban and penal reform. Most importantly, she considers what these crimes signified about the experiences, ambitions,
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gross, Kali N., 1972-
Colored amazons.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)654740775
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kali N Gross
ISBN: 0822337614 9780822337614 0822337991 9780822337997
OCLC Number: 63171033
Notes: "A John Hope Franklin Center book"--Page [i].
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: Notes from the author : crime and Black women's history --
Of law and virtue : Black women in slavery, freedom, and early criminal justice --
Service savors of slavery : labor, autonomy, and turn-of-the-century urban crime --
Tricking the tricks : violence and vice among Black female criminals --
Roughneck women, pale representations, and dark crimes : Black female criminals and popular culture --
Deviant by design : race, degeneracy, and the science of penology --
Conclusion: "She was born in this prison" : Black female crime, past and present.
Series Title: Politics, history, and culture.
Responsibility: Kali N. Gross.
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