Black Female Executions in Historical Context

  title={Black Female Executions in Historical Context},
  author={David V. Baker},
  journal={Criminal Justice Review},
  pages={64 - 88}
  • David V. Baker
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • History, Law
  • Criminal Justice Review
This article examines the systemic oppression of executed Black women from the earliest periods of American history. The most consistent factor in Black female executions throughout U.S. history is criminal justice authorities' executions of Black women largely for challenging gendered and racist exploitation. Colonial and antebellum slavery institutionalized the persecution of slave women, who often retaliated against oppressive brutality by killing White masters. White lynch mobs effectively… 

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