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The Resource The men of Mobtown : policing Baltimore in the age of slavery and emancipation, Adam Malka

The men of Mobtown : policing Baltimore in the age of slavery and emancipation, Adam Malka

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The men of Mobtown : policing Baltimore in the age of slavery and emancipation
Title
The men of Mobtown
Title remainder
policing Baltimore in the age of slavery and emancipation
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Adam Malka
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eng
Summary
"The customary story of the rise of modern policing in America is rooted in the growth of northern cities. In this telling, professional police forces arose primarily in reaction to growing urban populations of immigrants and the poor. Meanwhile, scholars of the American South often argue that vigilantes and lynch mobs, as opposed to policemen and prisons, policed the region. Yet these two interrelated systems came to coexist in Baltimore. One system relied upon amateur and ordinary people - mostly white men - to guard the city, enforce its criminal laws, and govern in its name; the other, which emerged in the 1830s and 1840s, employed uniformed policemen to protect property rights and to build disciplinary asylums, reformatories, and prisons for those who infringed upon those rights. ... Adam Malka shows that for much of the nineteenth century these two systems worked in tandem as complementary state institutions designed to protect white men's property rights and power. He argues that the same assumptions of white male supremacy that sustained slavery also laid the foundations for the development of municipal policing and state punishment, resulting in a state-sanctioned form of brutality that prospered ... under the very conditions of freedom that African Americans fought so determinedly to secure"--
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Malka, Adam
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Justice, Power, and Politics
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  • Police
  • Vigilantes
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • African Americans
  • Police
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Vigilantes
  • Maryland
Label
The men of Mobtown : policing Baltimore in the age of slavery and emancipation, Adam Malka
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781469636290
Lccn
2017037708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002302798
Label
The men of Mobtown : policing Baltimore in the age of slavery and emancipation, Adam Malka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781469636290
Lccn
2017037708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002302798

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