By Kali N. Gross
Gross attracts on criminal documents, trial transcripts, information money owed, and infrequent mug shot photos. delivering an summary of Philadelphia’s black girls criminals, she describes the women’s paintings, housing, and relaxation actions and their social place in terms of the city’s native-born whites, eu immigrants, and elite and middle-class African americans. She relates how information money owed exaggerated black lady crime, buying and selling in sensationalistic pics of threatening “colored Amazons,” and she or he considers criminologists’ interpretations of the women’s felony acts, interpretations principally in line with notions of hereditary illegal activity. finally, Gross contends that the historical past of black lady criminals is in lots of methods a historical past of the rift among the political rhetoric of democracy and the felony and social realities of these marginalized via its shortcomings.
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Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880–1910 (a John Hope Franklin Center Book) by Kali N. Gross