The Condemnation of Blackness

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Harvard University Press, 2011 - History - 392 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Mismeasure of Crime
1
The Racial Data Revolution and the Negro Problem
15
Racial Criminalization and the Dawn of Jim Crow
35
The Limits of Racial Liberalism in the Progressive Era
88
White and Black Reformers in Philadelphia
146
Politics and Prejudice in the City of Brotherly Love
192
Jim Crow Justice in the Urban North
226
The Conundrum of Criminality
269
Manuscript Sources
279
Notes
281
Acknowledgments
369
Index
375
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Khalil Gibran Muhammad is Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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