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The Resource From slave abuse to hate crime : the criminalization of racial violence in American history, Ely Aaronson, University of Haifa Law School

From slave abuse to hate crime : the criminalization of racial violence in American history, Ely Aaronson, University of Haifa Law School

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From slave abuse to hate crime : the criminalization of racial violence in American history
Title
From slave abuse to hate crime
Title remainder
the criminalization of racial violence in American history
Statement of responsibility
Ely Aaronson, University of Haifa Law School
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the complex ways in which political debates and legal reforms regarding the criminalization of racial violence have shaped the development of American racial history. Spanning previous campaigns for criminalizing slave abuse, lynching, and Klan violence and contemporary debates about the legal response to hate crimes, this book reveals both continuity and change in terms of the political forces underpinning the enactment of new laws regarding racial violence in different periods and of the social and institutional problems that hinder the effective enforcement of these laws. A thought-provoking analysis of how criminal law reflects and constructs social norms, this book offers a new historical and theoretical perspective for analyzing the limits of current attempts to use criminal legislation as a weapon against racism"--
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Dewey number
364.15089/96073
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6250.4.E75
LC item number
A22 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
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From slave abuse to hate crime : the criminalization of racial violence in American history, Ely Aaronson, University of Haifa Law School
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Towards a historical and sociological analysis of the criminalization of racial violence -- 2. Progressive criminalization at the heart of darkness?: The legal response to the victimization of slaves in the colonial and antebellum South -- 3. 'Social equality is not a subject to be legislated upon': the rise and fall of federal pro-black criminalization policy, 1865-1909 -- 4. 'We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with': campaigning for criminalization reform in the long civil rights movement, 1909-1968 -- 5. Criminalizing racial hatred, legitimizing racial inequality: hate-crime laws and the new politics of pro-black criminalization -- 6. Conclusion: criminalization reform and egalitarian social change: an uneasy relationship
Control code
ocn881418212
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781107026896
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881418212
  • (Sirsi) a1799943
Label
From slave abuse to hate crime : the criminalization of racial violence in American history, Ely Aaronson, University of Haifa Law School
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Towards a historical and sociological analysis of the criminalization of racial violence -- 2. Progressive criminalization at the heart of darkness?: The legal response to the victimization of slaves in the colonial and antebellum South -- 3. 'Social equality is not a subject to be legislated upon': the rise and fall of federal pro-black criminalization policy, 1865-1909 -- 4. 'We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with': campaigning for criminalization reform in the long civil rights movement, 1909-1968 -- 5. Criminalizing racial hatred, legitimizing racial inequality: hate-crime laws and the new politics of pro-black criminalization -- 6. Conclusion: criminalization reform and egalitarian social change: an uneasy relationship
Control code
ocn881418212
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781107026896
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881418212
  • (Sirsi) a1799943

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