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Author Ward, Geoff K

Title The Black Child-Savers : Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (346 pages)
Contents List of Illustrations; Introduction: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Juvenile Justice; Part One: The Origins and Organization of Jim Crow Juvenile Justice; One / Citizen Delinquent: Race, Liberal Democracy, and the Rehabilitative Ideal; Two / No Refuge under the Law: Racialized Foundations of Juvenile Justice Reform; Three / Birth of a Juvenile Court; Four / The Social Organization of Jim Crow Justice; Part Two: Rewriting the Racial Contract: The Black Child-Saving Movement; Five / Uplifting Black Citizens Delinquent: The Vanguard Movement, 1900-1930
Six / Institutionalizing Racial Justice: The Black Surrogate Parental State, 1930-65Seven / The Early Spoils of Integration; Conclusion: The Declining Significance of Inclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
Summary 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 most of the twentieth century. In The Black Child Savers, the first study of the rise and fall of Jim Crow juvenile justice, Geoff Ward examines the origins and organization of this sep
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States -- History
Discrimination in juvenile justice administration -- United States -- History
African American children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History
Juvenile courts -- United States -- History
Discrimination in juvenile justice administration.
Juvenile courts.
Juvenile justice, Administration of.
Justice pour mineurs -- Administration -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Adolescents noirs américains -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Tribunaux pour mineurs -- États-Unis.
United States.
Förenta staterna.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011035702
ISBN 0226873196