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Crime and punishment in the Jim Crow South.

Author: Amy Louise Wood; Natalie J Ring
Publisher: Baltimore : University of Illinois Press 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Policing, incarceration, capital punishment: these forms of crime control were crucial elements of Jim Crow regimes. White southerners relied on them to assert and maintain racial power, which led to the growth of modern state bureaucracies that eclipsed traditions of local sovereignty. Friction between the demands of white supremacy and white southern suspicions of state power created a distinctive criminal justice  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Louise Wood; Natalie J Ring
ISBN: 9780252042409 0252042409
OCLC Number: 1151897460
Description: 240 p.
Contents: CoverTitleCopyrightContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction / Amy Louise Wood and Natalie J. RingPart I: Crime1. The Trials of George Doyle: Race and Policing in Jim Crow New Orleans / K. Stephen Prince2. "Many People 'Colored' Have Come to the Homicide Office": Police Investigations of African American Homicides in Memphis, 1920-1945 / Brandon T. Jett3. Forced Confessions: Police Torture and the African American Struggle for Civil Rights in the 1930s South / Silvan Niedermeier4. The South's Sin City: White Crime and the Limits of Law and Order in Phenix City, Alabama / Tammy IngramPart II: Punishment5. Testimonial Incapacity and Criminal Defendants in the South / Pippa Holloway6. Sewing and Spinning for the State: Incarcerated Black Female Garment Workers in the Jim Crow South / Talitha L. LeFlouria7. Cole Blease's Pardoning Pen: State Power and Penal Reform in South Carolina / Amy Louise Wood8. Hanging, the Electric Chair, and Death Penalty Reform in the Early Twentieth-Century South / Vivien Miller9. The Making of the Modern Death Penalty in Jim Crow North Carolins / Seth KotchContributorsIndex
Responsibility: Amy Louise Wood; Natalie J Ring.

Abstract:

Policing, incarceration, capital punishment: these forms of crime control were crucial elements of Jim Crow regimes. White southerners relied on them to assert and maintain racial power, which led to the growth of modern state bureaucracies that eclipsed traditions of local sovereignty. Friction between the demands of white supremacy and white southern suspicions of state power created a distinctive criminal justice system in the South, elements of which are still apparent today across the United States. In this collection, Amy Louise Wood and Natalie J. Ring present nine groundbreaking essays about the carceral system and its development over time. Topics range from activism against police brutality to the peculiar path of southern prison reform to the fraught introduction of the electric chair. The essays tell nuanced stories of rapidly changing state institutions, political leaders who sought to manage them, and African Americans who appealed to the regulatory state to protect their rights. Contributors: Pippa Holloway, Tammy Ingram, Brandon T. Jett, Seth Kotch, Talitha LeFlouria, Vivien Miller, Silvan Niedermeier, K. Stephen Prince, and Amy Louise Wood.

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