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The Resource In the shadow of the gallows : race, crime, and American civic identity, Jeannine Marie DeLombard

In the shadow of the gallows : race, crime, and American civic identity, Jeannine Marie DeLombard

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In the shadow of the gallows : race, crime, and American civic identity
Title
In the shadow of the gallows
Title remainder
race, crime, and American civic identity
Statement of responsibility
Jeannine Marie DeLombard
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Puritan Execution Day rituals to gangsta rap, the black criminal has been an enduring presence in American culture. To understand why, Jeannine Marie DeLombard insists, we must set aside the lenses of pathology and persecution and instead view the African American felon from the far more revealing perspectives of publicity and personhood. When the Supreme Court declared in Dred Scott that African Americans have "no rights which the white man was bound to respect," it overlooked the right to due process, which ensured that black offenders-even slaves-appeared as persons in the eyes of the law. In the familiar account of African Americans' historical shift "from plantation to prison," we have forgotten how, for a century before the Civil War, state punishment affirmed black political membership in the breach, while a thriving popular crime literature provided early America's best-known models of individual black selfhood. Before there was the slave narrative, there was the criminal confession
Cataloging source
PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeLombard, Jeannine Marie
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS173.N4
LC item number
D44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Crime and race
  • Citizenship
  • Slavery
  • Slavery in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • Criminals in literature
  • African American criminals
  • Criminal law
  • United States
Label
In the shadow of the gallows : race, crime, and American civic identity, Jeannine Marie DeLombard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How a Slave Was Made a Man ---- PART I. Chapter 1. Contracting Guilt: Mixed Character, Civil Slavery, and the Social Compact --- Chapter 2. Black Catalogues: Crime, Print, and the Rise of the Black Self ---- PART II. Chapter 3. The Ignominious Cord: Crime, Counterfactuals, and the New Black Politics --- Chapter 4. The Work of Death: Time, Crime, and Personhood in Jacksonian America --- Chapter 5. How Freeman Was Made a Madman: Race, Capacity, and Citizenship --- Chapter 6. Who Aint a Slaver? Citizenship, Piracy, and Slaver Narratives ---- Conclusion
Control code
768792995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 446 pages
Isbn
9780812244229
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)768792995
Label
In the shadow of the gallows : race, crime, and American civic identity, Jeannine Marie DeLombard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-431) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How a Slave Was Made a Man ---- PART I. Chapter 1. Contracting Guilt: Mixed Character, Civil Slavery, and the Social Compact --- Chapter 2. Black Catalogues: Crime, Print, and the Rise of the Black Self ---- PART II. Chapter 3. The Ignominious Cord: Crime, Counterfactuals, and the New Black Politics --- Chapter 4. The Work of Death: Time, Crime, and Personhood in Jacksonian America --- Chapter 5. How Freeman Was Made a Madman: Race, Capacity, and Citizenship --- Chapter 6. Who Aint a Slaver? Citizenship, Piracy, and Slaver Narratives ---- Conclusion
Control code
768792995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 446 pages
Isbn
9780812244229
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)768792995

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