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The condemnation of blackness : race, crime, and the making of modern urban America, with a new preface

Author: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Idea of Black Criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America. Khalil Gibran Muhammad chronicles how, when, and why modern notions of black people as an exceptionally dangerous race of criminals first emerged. Well known are the lynch mobs and racist criminal justice practices in the South that stoked white fears of black crime and shaped the contours of the New South. In this illuminating book,

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Muhammad, Khalil Gibran, 1972-
Condemnation of blackness.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2019]
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
ISBN: 9780674240919 067424091X 9780674244337 0674244338 9780674244320 067424432X
OCLC Number: 1104227611
Notes: Originally published in 2010.
"Preface 2019": Pages xi-xxx.
Awards: Winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize.
A Moyers & Company Best Book of the Year.
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 380 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Introduction : the mismeasure of crime --
Saving the nation : the racial data revolution and the negro problem --
Writing crime into race : racial criminalization and the dawn of Jim Crow --
Incriminating culture : the limits of racial liberalism in the progressive era --
Preventing crime : white and black reformers in Philadelphia --
Fighting crime : politics and prejudice in the city of brotherly love --
Policing racism : Jim Crow justice in the urban north --
Conclusion : the conundrum of criminality.
Other Titles: Race, crime, and the making of modern urban America
Responsibility: Khalil Gibran Muhammad.


Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book  Read more...


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