Criminal Activity In The Deep South, 1700-1930: An Annotated Bibliography

Hardcover | September 1, 1989

byA. J. Wright

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The scarcity of statistical data for earlier historical periods and the relative inaccessibility of widely scattered source materials have created difficulties for scholars attempting to focus on the patterns of American crime. This new bibliography will make their task easier. The first work of its kind to deal with crime in the deep South, it lists and describes published and unpublished materials on eight southern states from 1700 to 1930, the year the U.S. government began to collect and compile crime statistics. Within each geographical section, resources are organized according to type. Monographs, journal articles, dissertations, theses and manuscript collections are included. Listings are given for newspaper articles covering specific crimes, criminals, and types of criminal activity not treated in the monographic and journal literature. Entries for crime-related fiction, film, and drama are presented in separate sections. Complete author, name, and subject indexes are supplied. Systematically consolidating and organizing the available information on southern crime, this bibliography will provide valuable assistance to scholars in the field and help to identify promising avenues for future research.

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The scarcity of statistical data for earlier historical periods and the relative inaccessibility of widely scattered source materials have created difficulties for scholars attempting to focus on the patterns of American crime. This new bibliography will make their task easier. The first work of its kind to deal with crime in the deep ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:267 pages, 5.98 × 9.01 × 0.74 inPublished:September 1, 1989Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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?A collection of widely varied primary and secondary sources on a subject that has been given little serious academic attention in the past--crime in the southern US prior to the Depression. The author hopes to facilitate and encourage more scholarly research by presenting this compilation. If the quality of this work serves as a guide, then surely that goal will be realized. Wright presents an extensive review of the literature, citing popular works (often the only sources available) as well as serious studies--dissertations, research articles, etc. Even fictional works in the field are listed. This extensive listing, including access to materials not often found through general criminology and social science guides, will be extremely valuable to interested researchers. Moreover, the scholarship evident in this bibliography makes it an excellent guide. The entries are annotated with highly critical comments, and Wright's in-depth knowledge of the materials is often demonstrated by his pointing out the interrelationships among sources described. This bibliography is more than adequate for directing upper-division undergraduate and graduate research.?-Choice