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Introduction: Growing Up within the Double Bind, 1930–1954

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the lives of young African American women living in the American South, particularly in Louisiana, during legalized segregation—a period of ... More


Introduction: Opening a New Profession for Women in Florida, 1914 to 1964

Christine Ardalan

in The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066158
eISBN:
9780813058368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066158.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction provides a background of the first public health nurses to begin work for the State Board of Health under Jim Crow laws by highlighting the dire need for their outreach, particularly ... More


Race in the Reich: The African American Press on Nazi Germany

Larry A. Greene

in Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737844
eISBN:
9781604737851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737844.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

America’s decision to enter World War II further highlighted the contradictions between the nation’s democratic rhetoric and the reality of its segregated society. These contradictions that gave rise ... More


Suppose They Don’t Want Us Here?: Mental Mapping of Jim Crow New Orleans

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter attempts to map the geography of Jim Crow New Orleans, where black children learned the difference between “white” and “colored.” It looks into how black children mapped the world around ... More


The Geography of Niceness: Morality, Anxiety, and Black Girlhood

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the emotional toll of the “double bind” in the lives of two black girls living in downtown New Orleans—Jeanne Manuel and Ellen Hill—who were interviewed by social scientists ... More


negotiating Boundaries of Race and Gender in Jim Crow Mississippi: The Women of the Knight Family

Victoria E. Bynum

in The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833810
eISBN:
9781469604145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898215_bynum.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Knight family of the Jones County region of Mississippi, who had long confounded notions about race in the United States. Descended from white Southerners, former slaves, ... More


The Intellectual Roots of Confluence of Thought

Bidyut Chakrabarty

in Confluence of Thought: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199951215
eISBN:
9780199346004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199951215.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The chapter demonstrates the intellectual sources from which Gandhi and King drew their inspiration; besides the external sources, both of them seem to have drawn more on the indigenous intellectual ... More


Government and the American Dilemma

Rrobert A. Margo

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Americans enjoy one of the highest per capita standards of living in the history of world, and there is little doubt that good institutions have played a key role in producing this outcome. However, ... More


Cecelia: Back in Louisville

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

After the war, Cecelia and William moved back to Louisville. This chapter looks at their experiences in the context of African American life in this period. Cecelia and William faced persistent ... 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


What Brown Awakened

Martha Minow

in In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195171525
eISBN:
9780197565643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195171525.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Brown v. Board of Education established equality as a central commitment of American schools but launched more than a half century of debate over whether students from ... More


Social Science in Brown’s Path: Social Contact and Integration Revisited,

Martha Minow

in In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational Landmark

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195171525
eISBN:
9780197565643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195171525.003.0010
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The architects of Brown v. Board of Education soldiered through long struggles and many obstacles, but even they would probably be surprised by the state of affairs ... More


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