xiii, 264 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
9780813035666 paperback 081303566X paperback
New perspectives on the history of the South.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -254) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Abandoned to causes of corruption : slave life and policing in the city "An evil which demands a speedy remedy" : white criminality in an urban slave society "The victim of prejudice and hasty consideration" : slave trials, clemency, and punishment "With these poor rogues their judge had never dined" : honor, law, and the trial and punishment of white criminals The "stigma, of the deepest degradation, was fixed upon the whole race" : free African Americans and the criminal justice system.