The Condemnation of Blackness

Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
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Winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize
A Moyers & Company Best Book of the Year

"[A] brilliant work that tells us how directly the past has formed us."
--Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of Books

Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well…

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