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The Resource The color of the third degree : racism, police torture, and civil rights in the American South, 1930-1955, Silvan Niedermeier ; translated by Paul Cohen

The color of the third degree : racism, police torture, and civil rights in the American South, 1930-1955, Silvan Niedermeier ; translated by Paul Cohen

Label
The color of the third degree : racism, police torture, and civil rights in the American South, 1930-1955
Title
The color of the third degree
Title remainder
racism, police torture, and civil rights in the American South, 1930-1955
Statement of responsibility
Silvan Niedermeier ; translated by Paul Cohen
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The Color of the Third Degree uncovers the still-hidden history of police torture in the Jim Crow South. Based on a wide array of previously neglected archival sources, Silvan Niedermeier argues that as public lynching decreased, less visible practices of racial subjugation and repression became central to southern white supremacy. In an effort to deter unruly white mobs, as well as oppress black communities, white southern law officers violently extorted confessions and testimony from black suspects and defendants in jail cells and police stations to secure speedy convictions. In response, black citizens and the NAACP fought to expose these brutal practices through individual action, local organizing, and litigation. In spite of these efforts, police torture remained a widespread, powerful form of racial control and suppression well into the late twentieth century."--Page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
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Niedermeier, Silvan
Dewey number
305.800975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.N4913 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cohen, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Police brutality
  • Torture
  • African American prisoners
  • Racism
  • Southern States
Label
The color of the third degree : racism, police torture, and civil rights in the American South, 1930-1955, Silvan Niedermeier ; translated by Paul Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Rassismus und Bürgerrechte : Polizeifolter im Süden der USA 1930-1955
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
Contents
Police torture and "legal lynchings" in the American South -- Torture and African American courtroom testimony -- The NAACP campaign against "forced confessions" -- Selective public outrage: the Quintar South case -- The investigations by the federal government
Control code
on1091847641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781469652962
Lccn
2019027153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091847641
Label
The color of the third degree : racism, police torture, and civil rights in the American South, 1930-1955, Silvan Niedermeier ; translated by Paul Cohen
Publication
Note
Translation of: Rassismus und Bürgerrechte : Polizeifolter im Süden der USA 1930-1955
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
Contents
Police torture and "legal lynchings" in the American South -- Torture and African American courtroom testimony -- The NAACP campaign against "forced confessions" -- Selective public outrage: the Quintar South case -- The investigations by the federal government
Control code
on1091847641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781469652962
Lccn
2019027153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091847641

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