ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Social Science / Regional Studies

Jim Crow's Last Stand: Nonunanimous Criminal Jury Verdicts in Louisiana

| £33.33 | €37.48 | Ca$54.07 | Au$53.36
by Thomas Aiello
What is this?DRM-EPUB by download  |  $40.00
What is this?DRM-PDF by download  |  $40.00
add to wish list
Jim Crow's Last Stand: Nonunanimous Criminal Jury Verdicts in Louisiana by Thomas Aiello

The last remnant of the racist Redeemer agenda in the Louisiana's legal system, the nonunanimous jury-verdict law permits juries to convict criminal defendants with only ten out of twelve votes. A legal oddity among southern states, the ordinance has survived multiple challenges since its ratification in 1880. Despite the law's long history, few are aware of its existence, its original purpose, or its modern consequences. At a time when Louisiana's penal system has fallen under national scrutiny, Jim Crow's Last Stand presents a timely, penetrating, and concise look at the history of this law's origins and its troubling legacy.

The nonunanimous jury-verdict law originally allowed a guilty verdict with only nine juror votes, funneling many of those convicted into the state's burgeoning convict lease system. Yet the law remained on the books well after convict leasing ended. Historian Thomas Aiello describes the origins of the statute in Bourbon Louisiana-a period when white Democrats sought to redeem their state after Reconstruction-its survival through the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s, and the Supreme Court's decision in Johnson v. Louisiana (1972), which narrowly validated the state's criminal conviction policy.

Spanning over a hundred years of Louisiana law and history, Jim Crow's Last Stand investigates the ways in which legal policies and patterns of incarceration contribute to a new form of racial inequality.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 871272

Ebook Details
Pages: 184
Size: 2.1 MB
Publisher: LSU Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780807159019 (DRM-EPUB)
9780807159002 (DRM-PDF)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Law > Legal History
Nonfiction > History > United States > State & Local > South
Nonfiction > Social Science > Regional Studies

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > History > United States > State & Local
Nonfiction > History > United States > State & Local > South
Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation > History
Nonfiction > Law > Legal History
Nonfiction > Social Science > Regional Studies

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016