Amy Louise Wood and Natalie J. Ring, the editors of Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South will moderate a panel featuring the book's contributors at OAH.
OAH program description:
This panel will focus on a new collection, Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South (University of Illinois Press, 2019), which examines the histories of policing, incarceration, and capital punishment as they developed in southern states and cities in the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. Five of the contributors will provide overview of their essays, and the co-editors will moderate a discussion evaluating the state of the field of criminal justice history in the Jim Crow South. This discussion will also explore the dynamic relationship that existed between crime control, white supremacy, and the expansion of state
power in this era and its impact on present-day policing and punishment practices.