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The Resource The color of the law : race, violence, and justice in the post-World War II South, Gail Williams O'Brien

The color of the law : race, violence, and justice in the post-World War II South, Gail Williams O'Brien

Label
The color of the law : race, violence, and justice in the post-World War II South
Title
The color of the law
Title remainder
race, violence, and justice in the post-World War II South
Statement of responsibility
Gail Williams O'Brien
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On February 25, 1946, African Americans in Columbia, Tennessee, averted the lynching of James Stephenson, a nineteen-year-old, black Navy veteran who had fought with a white Army veteran and radio repairman at a local department store. That night, after Stephenson was safely out of town, four of Columbia's police officers were shot and wounded when they tried to enter the town's black business district. The next morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol invaded the district, wrecking establishments and beating men as they arrested them." "Drawing on extensive oral history interviews and a rich array of written records - including federal grand jury records acquired through a court order, a trial transcript thought not to exist, and a transcript of the interrogation of two black suspects just before they were killed in jail - Gail Williams O'Brien tells the dramatic story of the Columbia "race riot" and the events that followed." "O'Brien sees the Columbia events as emblematic of the shift in emphasis during the 1940s from racially motivated mob violence, prevalent for decades in the American South, to increased confrontations between African Americans and the criminal justice system, a nationwide phenomenon."--Jacket
Member of
Awards note
American Historical Association Littleton-Griswold Prize in American Law and Society, 2000.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Gail Williams
Dewey number
364/.089/96073075
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9955.S63
LC item number
O27 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • African Americans
  • Mobs
  • Southern States
Label
The color of the law : race, violence, and justice in the post-World War II South, Gail Williams O'Brien
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0b2e4-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-326) 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
The Columbia story -- The bottom and its brokers -- War, esteem, efficacy, and entitlement -- The making and unmaking of mobocracy -- The politics of policing -- Grand (jury) maneuvers and the politics of exclusion -- Outsiders and the politics of justice
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780807848029
Lccn
98030827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm39695512
  • (OCoLC)39695512
Label
The color of the law : race, violence, and justice in the post-World War II South, Gail Williams O'Brien
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0b2e4-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-326) 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
The Columbia story -- The bottom and its brokers -- War, esteem, efficacy, and entitlement -- The making and unmaking of mobocracy -- The politics of policing -- Grand (jury) maneuvers and the politics of exclusion -- Outsiders and the politics of justice
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780807848029
Lccn
98030827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm39695512
  • (OCoLC)39695512

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