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Murder in New Orleans: The Creation of Jim Crow Policing
New Orleans in the 1920s and 1930s was a deadly place. In 1925, the city’s homicide rate was six times that of New York City and twelve times that of Boston. Jeffrey S. Adler has explored every homicide recorded in New Orleans between 1925 and 1940—over two thousand in all—scouring police and autopsy reports, old interviews, and crumbling newspapers. More than simply quant ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 2nd 2019 by University of Chicago Press
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