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Rape in Chicago Women in American History Series Editors Anne Firor Scott Susan Armitage Susan K. Cahn Deborah Gray White A list of books in the series appears at the end of this book. Rape in Chicago Race, Myth, and the Courts Dawn Rae Flood University of Illinois Press Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield “Strange Fruit,” written by Abal Meeropol (Lewis Allen, pseudo). Used by permission of Edward B. Marks Music Company.© 2012 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America c 5 4 3 2 1 ∞ This book is printed on acid-free paper. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Flood, Dawn Rae. Rape in Chicago : race, myth, and the courts / Dawn Rae Flood. p. cm. — (Women in American history) Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn 978-0-252-03689-7 (cloth) 1. Rape—Illinois—Chicago—History. 2. Rape—Public opinion—History. 3. Rape victims—Illinois—Chicago. 4. African Americans—Sexual behavior—Illinois—Chicago. 5. Discrimination in criminal justice administration— Illinois—Chicago. I. Title. hv6568.c4f56   2012 364.15’320977311—dc23   2011044551 To Jack ...


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  • Rape -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
  • Rape -- Public opinion -- History.
  • Rape victims -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • African Americans -- Sexual behavior -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Illinois -- Chicago.
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