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Race and Homicide in Nineteenth Century California (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History and Humanities)

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Published by University of Nevada Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Crime & criminology,
  • Criminal law,
  • Ethnic studies,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Homicide,
  • Ethnic Sociology,
  • Murder,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Social conditions,
  • Sociology,
  • California,
  • Minority Studies - Race Relations,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • United States - 19th Century/Old West,
  • United States - State & Local - West,
  • Violence in Society,
  • Criminology,
  • 19th century,
  • History,
  • Race relations

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8381726M
    ISBN 100874175151
    ISBN 109780874175158
    OCLC/WorldCa49493581


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Race and Homicide in Nineteenth Century California (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History and Humanities) by Clare V., Jr. McKanna Download PDF EPUB FB2

Clare V. McKanna, Jr., is the author of Homicide, Race, and Justice in the American West; The Trial of Indian Joe; and White Justice in Arizona: Apache Murder Trials in the Nineteenth Century. He is a lecturer in the departments of history and American Indian studies at San Diego State by: For Race and Homicide in Nineteenth-Century California, he studied coroners' inquest reports, court case files, prison registers, and other primary sources, as well as numerous printed sources, to analyze patterns of homicide and the vagaries of the state's embryonic justice system.

The nature of crimes, he discovered, varied with the ethnicity 3/5(1). North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE. Produced by Johns Hopkins University Cited by:   Available now for the first time in paperback, Race and Homicide in Nineteenth-Century California examines coroners’ inquest reports, court case files, prison registers, and other primary and printed sources to analyze patterns of homicide and the state’s embryonic justice system.

Author Clare V. McKanna discovers that the nature of crimes Pages: "In Race and Homicide in Nineteenth-Century California, the author presents a portrait of a society in flux, where ancient Spanish and Chinese legal practices collided with English common law and the "Code of the West," where greed, poverty, and downright meanness created tensions that frequently led to.

Race and Homicide in Nineteenth-Century California. By Clare V. McKanna, Jr. (Reno, University of Nevada Press, xii plus pp.). This book raises the perennial question "How violent was the West?" through a study of homicides committed over fifty years in seven California counties.

Homicide, Race and Justice is an ambitious book, theoretically and descriptively. Rejecting overgeneralized concepts of “frontier violence” on the one hand, and untheoretical narrative on the other, the author offers a middle range theory that can be applied comparatively to.

Race and Homicide in Nineteenth-Century California. By Clare V. McKanna, Jr. (Reno, University of Nevada Press, ) pp. $ Scholarly interest in the intersection of race and criminal justice in California continues to grow.

Still, homicide rates in the West were extraordinarily high by today’s standards and by the standards of the rest of the United States and the Western world in the nineteenth century, except for parts of the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Homicide in California, contains information about the crime of homicide and its victims, demographic data on persons arrested for homicide, and information about the response of the criminal justice system. Information about the death penalty, the number of peace officers killed in the line of duty, and justifiable homicide is also included.

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