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The Condemnation of Blackness

Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America

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$22.00 • £17.95 • €20.00

ISBN 9780674062115

Publication Date: 11/30/2011


392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 3 cartoons


  • 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