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Vengeance and Justice : Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth-Century American South - Edward L. Ayers

Vengeance and Justice

Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth-Century American South

Paperback Published: 12th December 1985
ISBN: 9780195039887
Number Of Pages: 362

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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, Ayers studies the inner workings of the police, prison, and judicial systems, and the nature of crime.

"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 Reviews "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 Reviews

ISBN: 9780195039887
ISBN-10: 0195039882
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 12th December 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.69  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.4