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The Resource Murder in New Orleans : the creation of Jim Crow policing, Jeffrey S. Adler

Murder in New Orleans : the creation of Jim Crow policing, Jeffrey S. Adler

Label
Murder in New Orleans : the creation of Jim Crow policing
Title
Murder in New Orleans
Title remainder
the creation of Jim Crow policing
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey S. Adler
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New Orleans in the 1920s and 1930s was a deadly place. In 1925, the city's homicide rate was six times that of New York City and twelve times that of Boston. Jeffrey S. Adler has explored every homicide recorded in New Orleans between 1925 and 1940--over two thousand in all--scouring police and autopsy reports, old interviews, and crumbling newspapers. More than simply quantifying these cases, Adler places them in larger contexts--legal, political, cultural, and demographic--and emerges with a tale of racism, urban violence, and vicious policing that has startling relevance for today. Murder in New Orleans shows that whites were convicted of homicide at far higher rates than blacks leading up to the mid-1920s. But by the end of the following decade, this pattern had reversed completely, despite an overall drop in municipal crime rates. The injustice of this sharp rise in arrests was compounded by increasingly brutal treatment of black subjects by the New Orleans police department. Adler explores other counterintuitive trends in violence, particularly how murder soared during the flush times of the Roaring Twenties, how it plummeted during the Great Depression, and how the vicious response to African American crime occurred even as such violence plunged in frequency--revealing that the city's cycle of racial policing and punishment was connected less to actual patterns of wrongdoing than to the national enshrinement of Jim Crow. Rather than some hyperviolent outlier, this Louisiana city was a harbinger of the endemic racism at the center of today's criminal justice state. Murder in New Orleans lays bare how decades-old crimes, and the racially motivated cruelty of the official response, have baleful resonance in the age of Black Lives Matter. -- Provided by publisher
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ICU/DLC
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Adler, Jeffrey S
Dewey number
364.152/3097633509041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6197.U62
LC item number
L83 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Historical studies of urban America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime and race
  • Homicide
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Crime and race
  • Homicide
  • Race relations
  • Louisiana
Label
Murder in New Orleans : the creation of Jim Crow policing, Jeffrey S. Adler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"It's only another negro fight and not important" -- "If you hit me again I will stick you with this knife" -- "She made me her dog" -- "Give me the gat" -- "The iron hand of justice" -- "Cheaper than a dime sandwich" -- Conclusion
Control code
1079400857
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780226643458
Lccn
2018055528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029305672
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079400857
Label
Murder in New Orleans : the creation of Jim Crow policing, Jeffrey S. Adler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"It's only another negro fight and not important" -- "If you hit me again I will stick you with this knife" -- "She made me her dog" -- "Give me the gat" -- "The iron hand of justice" -- "Cheaper than a dime sandwich" -- Conclusion
Control code
1079400857
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780226643458
Lccn
2018055528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029305672
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1079400857

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