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Author Muhammad, Khalil Gibran, 1972- author.

Title The condemnation of blackness : race, crime, and the making of modern urban America / Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

Publication Info. Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media, p2017.


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Edition Unabridged.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 43 min.)) : digital
Note Downloadable audio file.
Performer Narrated by Mirron Willis.
Summary Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society. Following the 1890 census-the first to measure the generation of African Americans born after slavery-crime statistics, new migration and immigration trends, and symbolic references to America as the promised land of opportunity were woven into a cautionary tale about the exceptional threat black people posed to modern urban society. Excessive arrest rates and overrepresentation in northern prisons were seen by many whites-liberals and conservatives, northerners and southerners-as indisputable proof of blacks' inferiority. In the heyday of "separate but equal," what else but pathology could explain black failure in the "land of opportunity'" The idea of black criminality was crucial to the making of modern urban America, as were African Americans' own ideas about race and crime. Chronicling the emergence of deeply embedded notions of black people as a dangerous race of criminals by explicit contrast to working-class whites and European immigrants, this fascinating book reveals the influence such ideas have had on urban development and social policies.
Subject Racism -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086627
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Hate crimes. (OCoLC)fst00951873
Discrimination in criminal justice administration. (OCoLC)fst00895034
Crime and race. (OCoLC)fst00883028
African Americans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst00799698
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst00799632
History. (OCoLC)fst00958235
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Crime and race -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 20th century.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Hate crimes -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Added Author Willis, Mirron E. (Mirron Edward), 1965- narrator.
Tantor Media.
ISBN 9781541429697 (electronic audio bk.)
1541429699 (electronic audio bk.)
9781541479692 (electronic audio bk.)
1541479696 (electronic audio bk.)
Music No. Z100126542 Recorded Books
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