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Murder in New Orleans: The Creation of Jim Crow Policing

Jeffrey S. Adler


Murder in New Orleans explores violence, race, and criminal justice in New Orleans from 1920 to 1945. It analyzes changing patterns of murder, charting the impact of the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, racial segregation, the flowering of Jim Crow, and World War II on lethal violence in the largest city in the South. The book also examines a series of counter-intuitive trends in crime and punishment that combined to generate mushrooming racial disparities in criminal justice and eerily presaged late twentieth-century developments in law enforcement, incarceration, and race relations. I ... More

Keywords: gun violence, New Orleans, murder, police brutality, Jim Crow, Great Depression, racial disparities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226643311
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226643458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey S. Adler, author
University of Florida