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Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Michael J. Pfeifer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041389
eISBN:
9780252099984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The word lynching is most likely American in origin, but the practice of lynching, defined by scholars as extralegal group assault and/or murder motivated by social control concerns, can be found in ... More


In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Darryl Mace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Amid general unification behind anticommunism, Emmett Louis Till's 1955 lynching engendered regional stories and illuminated racial dispositions that placed center stage all the vitriolic hatred that ... More


Apostles of New Abolition

Gary Dorrien

in The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300205602
eISBN:
9780300216332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205602.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry McNeal Turner and Ida B. Wells-Barnett were pioneers of the black social gospel, both as militant anti-lynching activists and within the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Turner paved the way ... More


“A union of art and propaganda”

Jenny Woodley

in Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the ways the NAACP used the arts in its fight against lynching. The three examples discussed are: antilynching plays written by black women; the Writers’ League Against ... More


A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Carolyn L. Karcher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During one of the darkest periods of US history, when white supremacy was entrenching itself throughout the nation, the white writer-jurist-activist Albion W. Tourgée (1838-1905) forged an ... More


Saints Tales

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter contains life histories of ten founding church elders, who are currently in their 80s and 90s. All of the narratives begin with a socio-historical snapshot of the elders' hometowns, ... More


Military Conditions during World War II

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter poses the paradoxes as African Americans were called upon to serve their nation, often as a last resort and always under the disadvantages of segregation and discrimination. The World ... More


“Unholy and Unchristian Attitude”: Interracial Dialogue in Segregated Spaces, 1920–1937

Betty Livingston Adams

in Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814745465
eISBN:
9781479880324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745465.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines newly enfranchised black women’s public presence and Christian activism in the interwar years. No longer fighting a Southern problem, they focused their New Negro militancy on ... More


A Novel Beginning: Campbell’s Emergence as a Fiction Writer with Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine

Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell

in This Woman's Work: The Writing and Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807588
eISBN:
9781496807625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807588.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter three deepens Campbell’s story by considering the emergence of her first novel Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine. The content of Your Blues is connected to racial consciousness and concern for ... More


Disenfranchised Death

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Burial traditions were uniform across the Arkansas Ozarks, except under unusual circumstances. The term “disenfranchised death,” usually denoting deaths society does not acknowledge (such as ... More


The Age of Lynching

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

in American Lynching

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300181388
eISBN:
9780300184747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181388.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the period between 1880 and 1930, known as the Age of Lynching, and describes the numerous lynchings during those years. The period from the end of Reconstruction until the ... More


Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida

Tameka Bradley Hobbs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061047
eISBN:
9780813051314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061047.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

When most people think of lynching and racial violence in the South, the Sunshine State does not immediately come to mind. While many consider Florida to be less “southern” than, say, Georgia or ... More


Slack Water, 1880–1920

Margaret M. Mulrooney

in Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054926
eISBN:
9780813053462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054926.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

A biracial Republican-Populist coalition gained power over state and local governments in the 1890s, and North Carolina’s Democratic Party responded with a vicious white-supremacy campaign. ... More


African Americans And The Post–Civil War United States

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Martí was witness to unhappy consequences of the U.S. Civil War, including a post-Reconstruction era in the South full of violence and repression. He reported on lynchings of blacks throughout the ... More


Emmett Till's America

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 sets the stage for the lynching by illuminating the legacies of racism, Jim Crow, lynching, regionalism, World War II racism, Cold War race relations, and Brown v. Board of Education. ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Pfeifer

in Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041389
eISBN:
9780252099984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Scholars have argued that lynching--summary group attack and/or homicide seeking to punish behavior defined as deviant--against individuals often deemed socially distant, typically occurs in ... More


“Canadians Are Not Proficient in the Art of Lynching”: Mob Violence, Social Regulation, and National Identity

Brent M. S. Campney

in Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041389
eISBN:
9780252099984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, Nandana Dutta examines the turn to collective violence, especially lynching, in postcolonial India, tracing it to “the forms of agency that emerged in the peculiar understanding of ... More


Bonded in Hate: The Violent Development of American Skinhead Culture

Ryan Shaffer

in Global Lynching and Collective Violence: Volume 2: The Americas and Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041389
eISBN:
9780252099984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041389.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim’s and Or Honig’s chapter focuses on the lynching and mob violence between Jews and Arabs in the area known as mandatory Palestine, and later as the State of Israel and the occupied ... More


Pogroms outside the Eastern Borderlands

Jeffrey S. Kopstein and Jason Wittenberg

in Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715259
eISBN:
9781501715273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715259.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the extent to which our explanation for pogrom violence against Jews in eastern Poland during the summer of 1941 can account for other instances of popular anti-Jewish violence ... More


The Culture of Vigilantism

Catherine McNicol Stock

in Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501714030
eISBN:
9781501714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

However progressive their notions of reform, rural Americans’ anger has long found expression through violence as well as conventional politics. Class, race, religious, and ethnic resentments played ... More


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