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Exploring the major elements of southern crime and punishment at a time that saw the formation of the fundamental patterns of class and race, Edward L. Ayers studies the inner workings of the police, prison, and judicial systems, and the nature of crime.
Oxford University Press
Oxford, United Kingdom
crime, punishment, American South, history
School of Arts and Sciences
American Studies | United States History
Ayers, Edward L. Vengeance and Justice: Crime and Punishment in the 19th Century American South. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1984.