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Criminal History

March 18, 2016 | Author: | Posted in criminology, law

Mississippi : After the Civil War in 1865

In 1865 , the South attempted to rebuild its bankrupt economy after it suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the North . Institutions like Mississippi ‘s Parchman Farm were transformed from slave plantations into prisons , intended not to rehabilitate offenders , but to produce revenue for a state that had lost its greatest economic resource : free Black labor (Roth , 2005

The war ‘s conclusion in April 1865 enabled Mississippi blacks to focus on the need for a medium that would allow public expression of their [banner_entry_middle]

concerns and interests to the general community and outside world During May 1865 , blacks in that city published a circular calling for a state convention in Natchez on June 5 , its purpose to express past grievances and to demand that the legislature grant suffrage for blacks Throughout Reconstruction , five s greatly concerned blacks in Mississippi : the church , education , farming , government , and the emerging press

Fortunately , there was a movement to strengthen the press as an institution in Mississippi ‘s black community was reflected in the continuation of the Colored Citizen ‘s Monthly of Jackson and the creation of five new black newss during the 1870s . Blacks established newss in Mississippi , as elsewhere in the United States , because of a need for what Garland Penn termed “a more direct means of communication ” among the Afro-American people (Thompson 1993 br

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For me , it is most favorable to live in a place where there is free speech , regardless of some loopholes with the Criminal Justice System Free speech , a provided by the Black newss in Mississippi would voice out their thoughts an would eventually make society realize their rights and their longings . Thus , after the Civil War ended , I would choose to live in Mississippi because it allowed to spread free speech for Black slaves and prisoners

References

Roth , Michael

(2005 . Crime and Punishment : A History of the Criminal Justice System . Belmont , CA : Wadsworth /Thompson Learning

Thompson , Julius E (1993 . The Black Press in Mississippi , 1865-1985 FL : University Press of Florida… [banner_entry_footer]

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