Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947

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Study of lynchings, the criminal Justice system, and the death penalty. In this first national, cross-regional study of lynching and criminal justice, Michael J. Pfeifer investigates the pervasive and persistent commitment to rough justice that characterized rural and working class areas of most of the United States in the late nineteenth century. of perceived criminal behavior, Pfeifer examines the influence of race, gender, and class on understandings of criminal justice and shows how they varied across regions. He argues ...

Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947 2006, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252074059

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Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947 2004, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252029172

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