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Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case : Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era

By: Ross, Michael A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (320 p.).ISBN: 9780199778904.Subject(s): Kidnapping --Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Case studies | New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century | New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations | Trials (Kidnapping) -- Louisiana -- New OrleansGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case : Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction EraDDC classification: 364.15/4092 | 364.154097633509034 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS KIDNAPPING CASE: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""CONTENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""Chapter One: A KIDNAPPING IN THE BACK OF TOWN""; ""Chapter Two: DETECTIVE JOHN BAPTISTE JOURDAIN AND HIS WORLD""; ""Chapter Three: A TRACE OF THE MISSING CHILD?""; ""Chapter Four: A KNOCK AT THE DIGBYS� DOOR""; ""Chapter Five: THE ARREST OF THE ALLEGED ACCESSORIES""; ""Chapter Six: THE WOMAN IN THE SEASIDE HAT""; ""Chapter Seven: THE RECORDER�S COURT""; ""Chapter Eight: A HIGHLY UNUSUAL PROCEEDING""
""Chapter Nine: UNVEILING THE MYSTERY""""Chapter Ten: THE CASE THAT “EXCITED ALL NEW ORLEANS�""; ""AFTERWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""NOTES""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter One: A Kidnapping in the Back of Town""; ""Chapter Two: Detective John Baptiste Jourdain and His World""; ""Chapter Three: A Trace of the Missing Child?""; ""Chapter Four: A Knock at the Digbys� Door""; ""Chapter Five: The Arrest of the Alleged Accessories""; ""Chapter Six: The Woman in the Seaside Hat""; ""Chapter Seven: The Recorder�s Court""; ""Chapter Eight: A Highly Unusual Proceeding""
""Chapter Nine: Unveiling the Mystery""""Chapter Ten: The Case That “Excited All New Orleans�""; ""Afterword and Acknowledgments""; ""INDEX""
Summary: In June 1870, the residents of the city of New Orleans were already on edge when two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down: black men now voted, held office, sat on juries, and served as policemen. Nervous white residents, certain that the end of slavery and resulting ""Africanization"" of the city would bring chaos, pointed to the Digby abduction as proof that no white child was safe. Louisiana's twenty-eight-year old Reconstructi
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""Cover""; ""THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS KIDNAPPING CASE: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""CONTENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""Chapter One: A KIDNAPPING IN THE BACK OF TOWN""; ""Chapter Two: DETECTIVE JOHN BAPTISTE JOURDAIN AND HIS WORLD""; ""Chapter Three: A TRACE OF THE MISSING CHILD?""; ""Chapter Four: A KNOCK AT THE DIGBYS� DOOR""; ""Chapter Five: THE ARREST OF THE ALLEGED ACCESSORIES""; ""Chapter Six: THE WOMAN IN THE SEASIDE HAT""; ""Chapter Seven: THE RECORDER�S COURT""; ""Chapter Eight: A HIGHLY UNUSUAL PROCEEDING""

""Chapter Nine: UNVEILING THE MYSTERY""""Chapter Ten: THE CASE THAT “EXCITED ALL NEW ORLEANS�""; ""AFTERWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""NOTES""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter One: A Kidnapping in the Back of Town""; ""Chapter Two: Detective John Baptiste Jourdain and His World""; ""Chapter Three: A Trace of the Missing Child?""; ""Chapter Four: A Knock at the Digbys� Door""; ""Chapter Five: The Arrest of the Alleged Accessories""; ""Chapter Six: The Woman in the Seaside Hat""; ""Chapter Seven: The Recorder�s Court""; ""Chapter Eight: A Highly Unusual Proceeding""

""Chapter Nine: Unveiling the Mystery""""Chapter Ten: The Case That “Excited All New Orleans�""; ""Afterword and Acknowledgments""; ""INDEX""

In June 1870, the residents of the city of New Orleans were already on edge when two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her New Orleans home. It was the height of Radical Reconstruction, and the old racial order had been turned upside down: black men now voted, held office, sat on juries, and served as policemen. Nervous white residents, certain that the end of slavery and resulting ""Africanization"" of the city would bring chaos, pointed to the Digby abduction as proof that no white child was safe. Louisiana's twenty-eight-year old Reconstructi

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