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Author Moore, Leonard N., 1971-

Title Black rage in New Orleans : police brutality and African American activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina / Leonard N. Moore.

Imprint Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2010.

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 Moore Stacks  F379.N557 M66 2010    Available  ---
Description xiv, 302 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-292) and index.
Contents Introduction: police violence, New Orleans, and the postwar urban landscape -- Negro police will aid in law and order: the fight for black police in the Crescent City -- Or does it explode?: the black freedom struggle comes to New Orleans -- "We want an end to police brutality": the Black Panthers, desire, and police repression -- The politics of self-defense: Mark Essex, the soul patrol, and black vigilantism -- The right to organize: the Black Organization of Police, mass protest, and the city council hearings -- Black power politics: Ernest "Dutch" Morial and the limits of police reform -- "We are living in a police state": the Algiers tragedy, the maturation of community protest, and the politics of a civilian review board -- Black-on-black crime: the consequences of white flight, the war on drugs, and political indifference -- "A new day in Babylon": the professionalization of the New Orleans Police Department and the claiming of urban public space.
Subject African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Police-community relations -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780807135907 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807135909 (cloth : alk. paper)