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John Bull Meets Jim Crow: Jamaican Guestworkers in the Wartime South

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Jamaican guestworkers' transfer to Clewiston, Florida, where their status sank from exotic British war workers to “alien negro laborers,” and neither their British ... More


The U.S. Coastal Passageand Caribbean Spaces of Freedom

Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

In November 1841, the U.S. slaver Creole transporting 135 slaves from Richmond to New Orleans was seized by nineteen slave rebels who steered the ship to the British Bahamas, where all secured their ... More


Seeking Freedom in the Midst of Slavery: Fugitive Slaves in the Antebellum South

Damian Alan Pargas

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Slave flight in the antebellum South did not always coincide with the political geography of freedom. Indeed, spaces and places within the U.S. South attracted the largest number of fugitive slaves. ... More


Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Julie M. Weise

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When Latino migration to the U.S. South became increasingly visible in the 1990s, observers and advocates grasped for ways to analyze “new” racial dramas in the absence of historical reference ... More


Georgia Democrats, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Shaping of the New South

Tim S. R. Boyd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037653
eISBN:
9780813042152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037653.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The prevailing narrative of post-1945 southern politics, both among scholars and in the media, is that the rise of the Republican Party in the South can be attributed to the national Democratic Party ... More


Poverty Politics: Poor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing

Sarah Robertson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824325
eISBN:
9781496824370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824325.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Representations of southern poor whites have long shifted between romanticization and demonization. At worst, poor southern whites are aligned with racism, bigotry, and right-wing extremism, and at ... More


Deep History, Deep South: Slavery and Geology in the Antebellum Era

Cameron B. Strang

in Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the 1830s, slavery shaped the practice, patronage, and application of geology in America. Plantation slavery—and the labor, patronage, and networks it provided—enabled collections and ... More


Conclusion

Julie M. Weise

in Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624969
eISBN:
9781469624983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624969.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As a whole, the conclusion argues, Corazón de Dixie has challenged the idea that Latino migration to the U.S. South is a “new” phenomenon. It has recovered and analyzed the beliefs and investments at ... More


The Good Neighborly Don Luis: Roanoke, AjacÁn, and the Hemispheric South

Anna Brickhouse

in The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199729722
eISBN:
9780199399307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729722.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 6 examines two literary works about English versus Spanish colonial priority produced during the era of Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy: Paul Green’s The Lost Colony and James Branch ... More


Rural Credit and Mobility in India

Susan Wolcott

in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the operation of rural credit markets in the postbellum South in the mirror of colonial India. Using the records of the 1929–1930 Provincial Bank Enquiry Committees (PBECs) and ... More


Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Leslie Bow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit? By ... More


From “the Chosen” to the Precariat: Southern Workers in Foreign-Owned Factories since the 1980s

David M. Anderson and Andrew C. McKevitt

in Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056975
eISBN:
9780813053752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056975.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning in the 1970s, local boosters in the U.S. South offered lucrative incentives to attract foreign manufacturing firms, who, in turn, promised to uplift working-class southerners’ lives and ... More


First Contacts, 1898–1916

Louis Venters

in No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061078
eISBN:
9780813051352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061078.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 examines the birth of a racially integrated local Bahá’í community in Washington, D.C., at the turn of the twentieth century—likely the oldest extant fully and explicitly interracial local ... More


Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains

Steven E. Nash

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626246
eISBN:
9781469628080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626246.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Reconstruction typically brings to mind war-torn plantations and battles over the meaning of freedom after the Civil War. Slavery was such a central part of southern life—permeating every aspect of ... More


Race and the Expanding Borderlands Condition

Samuel K. Byrd

in The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Creating Culture in a Southern City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479859405
eISBN:
9781479876426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859405.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter situates Latin music in the context of new forms of social and structural racism, expressed in the racialization of Latina/o immigrants and the exceptionality of immigration enforcement ... More


William Faulkner and the Romance of the American Drifter

Henry Sussman

in Idylls of the Wanderer: Outside in Literature and Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227693
eISBN:
9780823235278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227693.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter presents a commentary on the novel Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner. It suggests that the emergence of the protagonist Thomas Sutpen in the virgin hardwood ... More


Introduction: Race Relations and Demographic Change

Jennifer A. Jones

in The Browning of the New South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226600840
eISBN:
9780226601038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226601038.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces the issue of increasing demographic change in the U.S. South and considers how such change is impacting race relations and racial formation in the region. Prevailing views on ... 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


Going South: How Southern Organizing Will Determine the Future of the Labor Movement

MaryBe McMillan

in Labor in the Time of Trump

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746598
eISBN:
9781501746611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746598.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reflects on the challenges and opportunities of building workers' power in North Carolina. To change the political balance of the nation, this chapter argues, we must change the South, ... More


Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South

T.R.C. Hutton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813136462
eISBN:
9780813142593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136462.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book uses the history of Breathitt County, Kentucky, to examine political violence in the United States and its interpretation in media and memory. From the 1870s until the early twentieth ... More


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