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Palgrave Macmillan

Crime and Punishment in African American History

ISBN 9780230273801
Publication Date January 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series American History in Depth

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.

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.

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
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