Vengeance and Justice

Vengeance and Justice : Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth-Century American South

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 136.9 x 205 x 26.4mm | 442.91g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195039882
  • 9780195039887

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"A pioneering and stimulating examination of a neglected aspect of southern history and a significant addition to the historiography of crime and punishment in America."--American Historical Review"A major study that quite clearly is better than anything yet written on the subject."--The Journal of American History"A distinguished contribution to the venerable debate over the relationship between southerners and the laws."--Reviews in American History"An excellent and valuable study."--The Journal of Southern History"This book offers a number of compelling and even original theories....It is also exceptionally well written."--Louisiana History"An elegantly designed study, original and persuasive."--Kirkus Reviewsshow more

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