In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity

In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic Identity

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In the Shadow of the Gallows reveals how a sense of racialized culpability shaped Americans' understandings of personhood prior to the Civil War. Jeannine Marie DeLombard draws from legal, literary, and popular texts to address fundamental questions about race, responsibility, and American civic belonging.

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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (July 24, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 456 pages

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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