Crime and Punishment in African American History

Crime and Punishment in African American History

by James Campbell


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Crime and Punishment in African American History by James Campbell

James Campbell provides an in-depth survey of crime, punishment and justice in African American history. Presenting cutting-edge scholarship on issues of criminal justice in African American history in an accessible way for students, he makes connections between black experiences of criminal justice and violence from the slave era to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230273818
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 01/22/2013
Series: American History in Depth
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JAMES CAMPBELL is Lecturer in American History at the University of Leicester.He is the author of Slavery on Trial: Race, Class, and Criminal Justice in Antebellum Richmond, Virginia and the co-editor (with Rebecca Griffin) of Reconstruction: People and Perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- PART I: SLAVERY TO FREEDOM.- Slave Resistance, Crime and Control.- Slavery and Criminal Justice Before the Civil War.- Reconstruction.- PART II: JIM CROW JUSTICE.- The State and the Mob: Lynching, Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty.- Punishment and Labour: Convict Leasing, Chain Gangs and Peonage.- Resisting Jim Crow Justice.- PART III: FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TO THE PRESENT.- Criminal Justice and the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1972.- The Modern Penal State.- Epilogue: Politics, Memory and Justice in Modern America.- Further Reading.

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