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American homicide

Author: Randolph Roth
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
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Randolph Roth charts changes in the character and incidence of homicide in the U.S. from colonial times to the present. He argues that the United States is distinctive in its level of violence among unrelated adults--friends, acquaintances, and strangers. America was extraordinarily homicidal in the mid-seventeenth century, but it became relatively non-homicidal by the mid-eighteenth century. Then the homicide rate  Read more...
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Roth, Randolph, 1951-
American homicide.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009016830
(OCoLC)318421056
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randolph Roth
ISBN: 9780674054547 0674054547 0674035208 9780674035201
OCLC Number: 648759722
Awards: Winner of Allan Sharlin Memorial Award 2010
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2010
Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2010
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2010
Nominated for PROSE Awards 2009
Nominated for James Willard Hurst Prize 2010
Nominated for David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History or Biography 2009
Nominated for Albert J. Beveridge Award 2010
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 655 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: "Cuttinge one anothers throates" : homicide in early modern Europe and America --
"All hanging together" : the decline of homicide in the Colonial Period --
Family and intimate homicide in the first two centuries --
"A sense of their rights" : homicide in the age of revolution --
The emergence of regional differences : homicide in the postrevolutionary period --
The rise in family and intimate homicide in the nineteenth century --
"All is confusion, excitement and distrust" : America becomes a homicidal nation --
The modern pattern is set : homicide from the end of Reconstruction to World War I --
The problem endures : homicide from World War I to the present --
Conclusion : can America's homicide problem be solved?
Responsibility: Randolph Roth.

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[A] magisterial analysis of the history of homicide in America...The heart of Roth's concern is to explain both the historical fluctuations that he so meticulously charts, and America's comparative Read more...

 
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"American Homicide" por Randolph Roth

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Randolph Roth obtuvo su doctorado en historia en Yale en 1981 y desde 1985 es profesor de historia y sociología en The Ohio State University (OSU), socio de la...
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