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Author Fortner, Michael Javen, 1979- author.

Title Black silent majority : the Rockefeller drug laws and the politics of punishment / Michael Javen Fortner.

Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  364.13365089 FORT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : "the reign of criminal terror must be stopped now" -- Rights and wreckage in postwar Harlem -- Black junkies, White do-gooders, and the Metcalf-Volker Act of 1962 -- Reverend Dempsey's crusade and the rise of involuntary commitment in 1966 -- Crime, class, and conflict in the ghetto -- King heroin and the development of the drug laws in 1973 -- Race, place, and the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s -- Conclusion : "liberal sentiments to conservative acts".
Subject Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- New York (State)
African American criminals -- New York (State)
Drug control -- New York.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- Social conditions.
Middle class -- New York (State)
ISBN 9780674743991