|Author||: Michael James Pfeifer|
|Publisher||: University of Illinois Press|
|Total Pages||: 264|
|Rating||: 4/5 (78 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: Investigates the pervasive and persistent commitment to "rough justice" that characterized rural and working class areas of most of the United States in the late nineteenth century. This work examines the influence of race, gender, and class on understandings of criminal justice and shows how they varied across regions.