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Criminal Injustice
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Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia’s Criminal Justice System is the most comprehensive study of the criminal justice system of a slave state to date. McNair traces the evolution of Georgia’s legal culture by examining its use of slave codes and slave patrols, as well as presenting data on crimes prosecuted, trial procedures and practices, conviction rates, the appellate process, and punishment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Note on Methodology
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 1 "MY LORD THEY ARE STARK MAD AFTER NEGROES": Slavery and the Corruption of Georgia's Legal Culture
  2. pp. 9-35
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  1. 2 "FOR THE BETTER ORDERING AND GOVERNING NEGROES": Blacks and the Law
  2. pp. 36-57
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  1. 3 "NEGROES MIGHT CUT THE THROATS OF OUR PEOPLE": Black Crime and Its Causes
  2. pp. 58-81
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  1. 4 "SOME CONVENIENT METHOD AND FORM OF TRYAL": The Trial Process
  2. pp. 82-117
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  1. 5 "THE SLAVE SHOULD LOOK TO HIS MASTER AND THE COURTS TO AVENGE HIS WRONGS": The Appellate Process
  2. pp. 118-142
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  1. 6 "MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL": Punishment
  2. pp. 143-165
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 166-173
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 175-188
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 189-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-234
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