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In the Heart of the Trouble: Race, Sex, and the ILD

Robin D. G. Kelley

in Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625485
eISBN:
9781469625508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625485.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the activities of the Communist-led International Labor Defense (ILD) in Alabama. In particular, it details the ILD's role in a case involving nine black men, who were pulled ... More


Still at it: The Lynching of Jesse James Payne, Madison County, 1945

Tameka Bradley Hobbs

in Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061047
eISBN:
9780813051314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061047.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The death of Jesse James Payne on October 11, 1945, in Madison, resulted from an argument he had with his landlord. Payne was kidnapped, hunted, shot, and accused of attempting to rape a ... More


Race, Sex, and the Hobo

Erin Royston Battat

in Ain't Got No Home: America's Great Migrations and the Making of an Interracial Left

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614021
eISBN:
9781469614045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614021.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with the infamous Scottsboro case of 1933, in which nine black boys riding a freight train in Alabama were falsely accused of raping two white girls, convicted by an all-white ... More


The Demand for Justice Will Not Be a Cause Furthered Only by Radicals: Scottsboro, Alabama

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter follows Jonathan Daniels to Scottsboro, Alabama, and provides a concise account of the arrest, convictions, and eventual release of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African American youths who ... More


Sharecroppers with Guns: Organizing the Black Belt

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his work with the Sharecroppers Union to mobilize poor farmers in the deep, Black Belt South during the early 1930s. In the spring of 1933, Haywood ... More


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