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The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Simon Wendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the role of armed self-defense in tandem with nonviolent protests in the African American freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. Confronted with violent attacks by the Ku Klux ... More


Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe: British Political Warfare 1939-1943

Michael Stenton

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208433
eISBN:
9780191678004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208433.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This book examines British attempts to wage political warfare in the countries occupied by Germany in the Second World War. It describes the slow construction of political warfare machinery in London ... More


Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Mandy Sadan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since independence in 1948, Burma has suffered from many internal conflicts. One of the longest of these has been in the Kachin State, in the north of the country where Burma has borders with India ... More


Peasants, Lords, and their Resources

BENJAMIN ARNOLD

in Power and Property in Medieval Germany: Economic and Social Change c.900-1300

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272211
eISBN:
9780191709999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272211.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The social, legal, and economic arrangements that most directly affected the daily lives of the great majority of the population in medieval Germany were those set up and enforced between the ... More


Everyday violence and Mai Mai militias in Eastern DRC

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

in Everyday Resistance, Peacebuilding and State-Making: Insights from 'Africa's World War'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526108760
eISBN:
9781526124203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108760.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines violent resistance through the actions of Mai Mai militias and the ways the civilian population relate to them. This is primarily illustrated through the experiences related by ... More


The Deacons for Defense and Justice

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recalls the experiences of the members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the state of Louisiana. Unlike the freedom movement in Tuscaloosa, civil rights activism in the rural ... More


“It’s Time for Black Men …”: The Deacons for Defense and the Mississippi Movement

Akinyele Umoja

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Deacons for Defense and its place in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. It examines the role of the Deacons as an option for African Americans who perceived a lack ... More


Introduction

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter outlines the armed resistance of African Americans during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, otherwise known as the Black Power era. It serves as an entry ... More


Conclusion

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter describes how armed self-defense could be detrimental to the Black Power movement. Clashes between black armed groups and the Ku Klux Klan underscore that armed resistance to ... More


Networks and narratives: the road to war in the Balkans and Caucasus

Cerwyn Moore

in Contemporary Violence: Postmodern War in Kosovo and Chechnya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075995
eISBN:
9781781702697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075995.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter outlines the path to war in the Caucasus and the Balkans. It studies the social networks that gave information to the armed resistance movements in Kosovo and Chechnya. It then studies ... More


Antirevolutionists

David C. Williams

in The Mythic Meanings of the Second Amendment: Taming Political Violence in a Constitutional Republic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095623
eISBN:
9780300127553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095623.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter argues that there are some Americans who do not believe that the Second Amendment is a revolutionary text and that it does not explicitly recognize the right to resist a corrupt ... More


Ci-devants, 1790–1792

William Doyle

in Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199559855
eISBN:
9780191701788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559855.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter highlights the year 1808 as the most successful of all ci-devants after Napoleon Bonaparte had created an entirely new titled hierarchy to serve his own purposes. He tried to add to its ... More


Regional politics, trans-local identity and history

Cerwyn Moore

in Contemporary Violence: Postmodern War in Kosovo and Chechnya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075995
eISBN:
9781781702697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075995.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses several background themes that influence the groups and affiliations, networks and latterly distinctive armed resistance movements in the Balkans and the Caucasus during the ... More


Dilemmas of the New European Order: The Muslim Question and the Yugoslav Civil War

Emily Greble

in Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449215
eISBN:
9780801460739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449215.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores Muslim efforts to craft an autonomous and future-oriented policy in the midst of civil and world wars. It begins with an overview of Sarajevo's experience with the largest armed ... More


European Impositions and the Myth of Morohood

Thomas M. McKenna

in Muslim Rulers and Rebels: Everyday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210158
eISBN:
9780520919648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210158.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the modern myth of Morohood in light of historical evidence from Cotabato concerning the nature of armed resistance to Spanish aggression in the Muslim Philippines. It ... More


Dov Levin and Zvie A. Brown, <i>The Story of an Underground: The Resistance of the Jews in Kovno in the Second World War</i>, trans. Jessica Setbon. Jerusalem: Gefen, 2014. 496 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book The Story of an Underground: The Resistance of the Jews in Kovno in the Second World War (2014), by Dov Levin and Zvie A. Brown, translated by Jessica Setbon. The Story ... More


Gandhi, God, and Guns in Tuscaloosa

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the civil rights movement in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, led by Reverend T. Y. Rogers, who followed Martin Luther King’s Christian-Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent social change. ... More


From the “Loyal” to the “Revolutionary” Karen 1: Looking at Burma’spost-independent Eras

Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung

in Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories Under the Burmese Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199335039
eISBN:
9780199366750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335039.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung investigates the life of Mahn Nyunt Maung, a Karen national, who has personally witnessed the emergence and evolution of the Karen armed struggle and survived an incredible ... More


Your Women and Children Shall Prophesy

W. Gregory Monahan

in Let God Arise: The War and Rebellion of the Camisards

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688449
eISBN:
9780191767708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688449.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter four notes the explosion of the prophetic movement in the Cévennes in 1701 which outpaced all efforts by royal authorities to stop it. It argues that early episodes of violence presaged the ... More


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