American Homicide by Randolph Roth
Look inside with Google Book Preview
American Homicide
By Randolph Roth

American Homicide

By (author) See other recent books by Randolph Roth
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $43.95
Your Price: $39.56 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $4.39! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.98 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to order, no due date



American Homicide by Randolph Roth

Book Description

In "American Homicide", Randolph Roth charts changes in the character and incidence of homicide in the U.S. from colonial times to the present. Roth 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, even in the slave South; and by the early nineteenth century, rates in the North and the mountain South were extremely low. But the homicide rate rose substantially among unrelated adults in the slave South after the American Revolution; and it skyrocketed across the United States from the late 1840s through the mid-1870s, while rates in most other Western nations held steady or fell. That surge - and all subsequent increases in the homicide rate - correlated closely with four distinct phenomena: political instability; a loss of government legitimacy; a loss of fellow-feeling among members of society caused by racial, religious, or political antagonism; and, a loss of faith in the social hierarchy. Those four factors, Roth argues, best explain why homicide rates have gone up and down in the United States and in other Western nations over the past four centuries, and why the United States is today the most homicidal affluent nation.

Buy American Homicide book by Randolph Roth from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780674064119
ISBN-10: 0674064119
Classification: Social & cultural history , Crime & criminology
Format: Paperback (229mm x 147mm x 15mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2012
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


You might also like...

Catholicism and the Great War by Patrick F. Houlihan Catholicism and the Great War by Patrick F. Houlihan

A transnational comparative history of lived religion and everyday Catholicism in Germany and Austria-Hungary during the Great War.

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes by Virginia Nicholson Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes by Virginia Nicholson

Tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. This book reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it.

Franco's Crypt by Jeremy Treglown Franco's Crypt by Jeremy Treglown

History is written by the victors. It's a cliche, but a reliable one - except in the case of the Spanish Civil War. Many believe - wrongly, as it turns out - that under Franco's dictatorship, nothing truthful or imaginatively worthwhile could be said or written or created. This book examines the tenet of our cultural identity: how we remember.

Charles I and the People of England by David Cressy Charles I and the People of England by David Cressy

The story of the reign of Charles I - through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution

» View more books like these...

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about American Homicide book by Randolph Roth and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Randolph Roth

Randolph Roth is Professor of History and Sociology at Ohio State University.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Randolph Roth close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close