Vengeance and Justice: Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth-Century American South

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9780195033830: Vengeance and Justice: Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth-Century American South

Examines the workings of the criminal justice system of the Southern United States and discusses the influence of class and race on the development of Southern crime and justice

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Edward L. Ayers is at University of Virginia.

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"A pioneering and stimulating examination of a neglected aspect of southern history and a significant addition to the historiography of crime and punishment in America."--American Historical Review


"A major study that quite clearly is better than anything yet written on the subject."--The Journal of American History


"A distinguished contribution to the venerable debate over the relationship between southerners and the laws."--Reviews in American History


"An excellent and valuable study."--The Journal of Southern History


"This book offers a number of compelling and even original theories....It is also exceptionally well written."--Louisiana History


"An elegantly designed study, original and persuasive."--Kirkus Reviews


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Published by Oxford University Press (1984)
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