The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice
During the Progressive Era, a rehabilitative agenda took hold of American juvenile justice, materializing as a citizen-and-state-building project and mirroring the unequal racial politics of American democracy itself. Alongside this liberal "manufactory of citizens,” a parallel structure was enacted: a Jim Crow juvenile justice system that endured across the nation for mos...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published May 9th 2012 by University of Chicago Press
(first published April 15th 2012)
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