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The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

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Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society.

Following the 1890 census, the first to measure the generation of African Americans born after slavery, crime statistics, new migration and immigration trends, and symbolic references to America as the promised land of opportunity were woven into a cautionary tale about the exceptional threat black people posed to modern urban society. Excessive arrest rates and overrepresentation in northern prisons were seen by many whites--liberals and conservatives, northerners and southerners--as indisputable proof of blacks' inferiority. In the heyday of "separate but equal," what else but pathology could explain black failure in the "land of opportunity"?

The idea of black criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America, as were African Americans' own ideas about race and crime. Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.

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Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society. Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.

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2011 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, American Studies Association

About the Author

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library and Associate Professor of History, Indiana University.

New York Public Library

Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: The Mismeasure of Crime
  1. Saving the Nation: The Racial Data Revolution and the Negro Problem
  2. Writing Crime into Race: Racial Criminalization in the Age of Jim Crow
  3. Incriminating Culture: The Limits of Racial Liberalism in the Progressive Era
  4. Preventing Crime: White and Black Reformers in Philadelphia
  5. Fighting Crime: Politics and Prejudice in the City of Brotherly Love
  6. Policing Racism: Jim Crow Justice in the Urban North
  • Conclusion: The Conundrum of Criminality
  • Manuscript Sources
  • Notes
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674062115
Author:
Muhammad, Khalil Gibran
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
Social Science : Criminology
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Social Science-Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Law-Criminal Law - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111130
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 3 car
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society. Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.
"Synopsis" by , 2011 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, American Studies Association
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