Colored amazons: crime, violence, and black women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910

Notes from the author : crime and Black women's history -- Of law and virtue : Black women in slavery, freedom, and early criminal justice -- Service savors of slavery : labor, autonomy, and turn-of-the-century urban crime -- Tricking the tricks : violence and vice among Black female criminals...

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Main Author: Gross, Kali N. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Durham [N.C.] [u.a.] Duke Univ. Press 2006
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Summary:Notes from the author : crime and Black women's history -- Of law and virtue : Black women in slavery, freedom, and early criminal justice -- Service savors of slavery : labor, autonomy, and turn-of-the-century urban crime -- Tricking the tricks : violence and vice among Black female criminals -- Roughneck women, pale representations, and dark crimes : Black female criminals and popular culture -- Deviant by design : race, degeneracy, and the science of penology -- Conclusion: "She was born in this prison" : Black female crime, past and present
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-249) and index
"A John Hope Franklin Center book"--P. [i]
Physical Description:XII, 260 S. Ill., Tab. 25 cm
ISBN:0822337614
0822337991