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Introduction: Wilmington and the 1898 Mentality

Kenneth Robert Janken

in The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction situates the Wilmington Ten events in the long history of racial violence and subordination in North Carolina. The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot was engineered by the state’s white ... More


The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Kenneth Robert Janken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The case of the Wilmington Ten is one of the most egregious instances of injustice and political repression from the post-World War II Black Freedom Struggle. In February 1971, racial tension ... More


Ku-Klux Attacks Define Southern Public Life

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Klan attackers, government officials, and Klan victims each for their own reasons, intended for the story of Klan attacks to circulate. Ku-Klux, of course, dictated many of the terms of the attack, ... More


The Ku-Klux in the National Press

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Northern newspapers used the Klan to talk about the nature of citizenship, the expansion of the state, and their anxieties that the individual was subject to manipulation by an increasingly robust ... More


Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Elaine Frantz Parsons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The reconstruction-era Ku-Klux Klan emerged as a solution to the problem of southern white defeat and black empowerment. Through Klan terror, white southern men tried both to reestablish their local ... More


Ku-Klux Attacks Define a New Black and White Manhood

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Klan attacks took on distinct cultural forms. Ku-Klux borrowed their costume and violent performance not only from local culture, but also from popular cultural tropes in national circulation and ... More


The Union County Ku-Klux in National Discourse

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Journalists and political leaders outside Union County responded to and represented its violence, and how Union County elites controlled their violence would be understood and appropriated by ... More


Introduction

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/9780813061047.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The opening chapter of the book provides a general overview of the history of the practice of lynching in the United States, including summary historiography of the scholarship on racial violence. ... 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


Excavating, Resuscitating, and Rehabilitating Violence—by Another Name

Signithia Fordham

in Downed By Friendly Fire: Black Girls, White Girls, and Suburban Schooling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689668
eISBN:
9781452955216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689668.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The conclusion of Downed by Friendly Fire briefly revisits the claims of symbolic and structural violence made in the earlier chapters, harvesting the narratives of the study participants for ... More


The Path to Pelican Bay: The Origins of the Supermax Prison in the Shadow of the Law, 1982–1989

Keramet Reiter

in Caging Borders and Carceral States: Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651231
eISBN:
9781469651262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651231.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter showcases California’s prison bureaucracy where correctional bureaucrats pioneered the development of the “supermax” high-level-security prison, or “prisons within prisons.” Drawing on ... More


A New Dimension

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details how Moses’s strategyevolved into one that involved the nation at large and forced the Kennedy administration into action between fall 1962-September 1963. By analysinghow local ... More


The Crime of Freedom

Adam Malka

in Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Slavery in Maryland died during the 1860s, but for all of their promise the changes also brought heartbreak. As Chapter 7 shows, black men’s acquisition of a fuller bundle of property rights and ... More


Launching a Life

Nikki M. Taylor

in America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813140773
eISBN:
9780813141428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers Peter Clark’s life from birth through the end of his first stage of political consciousness and activism. Set against the backdrop of the uniquely oppressive racial and social ... More


We Return Fighting

Darius J. Young

in Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056272
eISBN:
9780813058061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056272.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the political activism of Church during the post-World War I era. It begins with Church’s assistance with investigating the racial violence of the Elaine Race Riots amid the ... More


No Sunshine in the City: Crime, Control, and the Cauldron of Public Space

Douglas J. Flowe

in Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655734
eISBN:
9781469655758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655734.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 addresses the ways Jim Crow social and economic customs and policing impacted the way African Americans used public space. By looking at work and housing discrimination and the fact that ... More


Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

Laura Visser-Maessen

in Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Elaborating on the previous chapter, this section examines how the 1963 Freedom Vote, the 1964 Hattiesburg Freedom Day, and the acceptance of plans for a massive Freedom Summer Project utilizing ... More


In Defiance of All Laws: Removal and Insurrection

Malinda Maynor Lowery

in The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646374
eISBN:
9781469646398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646374.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the new U.S. nation emerged, its government began restricting the rights of free people of color to ensure white supremacy and protect slavery. The North Carolina government took away Indians’ and ... More


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