Shani D’Cruze



Negotiating Metropolitan Spaces and Identities: A Historian’s Reading of Tactics in 1920’s New York Homicide Trials

This article explores how migrant identities negotiate urban space and construct or maintain their boundaries. Analyzing transcripts of homicide trials dating from the 1920s, the author races how the negotiating and highly “tactical” voices of immigrant women in early 20th-century New York subtly demonstrate how identities in transition manage these processes of urban negotiation.

homicide, migrant identities, tactics of identity, women, 1920s New York

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 32, No. 1 (2005): 62-74.


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