The men of Mobtown : policing Baltimore in the age of slavery and emancipation (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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The men of Mobtown : policing Baltimore in the age of slavery and emancipation

Author: Adam Malka
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The customary story of the rise of modern policing in America is rooted in the growth of northern cities. In this telling, professional police forces arose primarily in reaction to growing urban populations of immigrants and the poor. Meanwhile, scholars of the American South often argue that vigilantes and lynch mobs, as opposed to policemen and prisons, policed the region. Yet these two interrelated systems came  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Malka
ISBN: 9781469663906 1469663902 9781469636290 1469636298
OCLC Number: 1002302798
Description: 336 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Rioters and vigilantes --
Policemen and prisons --
Securing the workplace --
Protecting the household --
Policing the Black criminal --
The rights of men --
The crime of freedom --
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Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Adam Malka.

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What if racialized mass incarceration is not a perversion of our criminal justice system's liberal ideals, but rather a natural conclusion? Adam C. Malka raises this disturbing possibility through a  Read more...

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