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Title:"Too Much Time for the Crime I Done": Race, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Punishment in Illinois and South Carolina, 1865 to 1900
Author(s):Kamerling, Henry Douglas
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Burton, Orville Vernon
Department / Program:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):History, Black
Abstract:Approaching state penal systems as a nexus where society's ideas about region and politics, crime and punishment, race and ethnicity clashed with the violent reality of prison life helps illustrate how minority groups forged an identity in opposition to the broader values of the nation. Such findings contribute directly to African-American history and immigration studies by exposing the importance of political representation to minority groups and the influence of society's perceptions concerning "black criminality" on late nineteenth-century criminal justice systems. Understanding these connections helps us better comprehend how racial and ethnic tensions inform current debates about relationships among crime, law, and society.
Issue Date:1998
Description:334 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904499
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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