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Southern Mercy : Empire and American Civilization in Juvenile Reform, 1890-1944 (Paperback) (Annette

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From the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century juvenile reformatories served as citizen-building institutions and a political tool of state racism in post-emancipation America. New South advocates cemented their regional affiliation by using these reformatories to showcase mercies which were racialized, gendered, and linked to sexuality.

Southern Mercy uses four historical examples of juvenile reformatories in North Carolina to explore how spectacles of mercy have influenced Southern modernity. Working through archival material pertaining to race and moral uplift, including rare photos from the private archives of Samarcand Manor (the State Home and Industrial Manor for Girls) and restricted archival records of reformatory racial policies, Annette Bickford examines the limits of emancipation, and the exclusions inherent in liberal humanism that distinguish racism in the contemporary "post-race" era.

Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Social Science, Education, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Author: Annette Louise Bickford
Language: English
Street Date: November 28, 2016
TCIN: 52039920
UPC: 9781442613980
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-0961
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