Hoodlums : black villains and social bandits in American life (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Hoodlums : black villains and social bandits in American life

Author: William L Van Deburg
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University Of Chicago Press, 2013, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
"Hoodlums serves as a timely and important meditation on racialized notions of villainy in American culture.... Van Deburg's weaving of antebellum and postbellum conceptios of white and black social banditry and villainy within both the Euro-American and African American communities is brilliantly written." - Journal of American History.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Van Deburg
ISBN: 022610463X 9780226104638 9780226847191 0226847195
OCLC Number: 833574354
Notes: Originally published in 2004.
Description: xiv, 283 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Villainy in black and white --
Slaves as subversives --
Blacks and social banditry --
Gangland : crime and culture in contemporary America.
Responsibility: William L. Van Deburg.


Ranging from black slaveholders and frontier outlaws to serial killers and gangsta rappers, this title examines the pivotal role of black villains in American society and popular culture. It offers  Read more...


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