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Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947

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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. Defining rough justice as the harsh, informal, and often communal punishment 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 that lynching only ended when 'rough justice" enthusiasts compromised with middle-class advocates of due process by revamping the death penalty into an efficient, technocratic, and highly racialized mechanism of retributive justice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252029172
Subtitle:
Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
Pfeifer, Michael J.
Location:
Urbana
Subject:
General
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Capital punishment
Subject:
Lynching
Subject:
Culture conflict
Subject:
Social control
Subject:
Discrimination in capital punishment.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20060222
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 line drawings
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in

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