9781469652979-1469652978-The Color of the Third Degree: Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930-1955

The Color of the Third Degree: Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930-1955

ISBN-13: 9781469652979
ISBN-10: 1469652978
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Niedermeier, Silvan
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469652979
ISBN-10: 1469652978
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Niedermeier, Silvan
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Niedermeier, Silvan wrote The Color of the Third Degree: Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930-1955 comprising 224 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469652978 and 9781469652979. Since then The Color of the Third Degree: Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930-1955 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Available for the first time in English, 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.

The first historical study of police torture in the American South, Niedermeier draws attention to the willing acceptance of violent coercion by prosecutors, judges, and juries, and brings to light the deep historical roots of police violence against African Americans, one of the most urgent and distressing issues of our time.

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