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Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Richard T. Hughes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The first edition of Myths America Lives By explores five Great American Myths—the Chosen Nation, Nature’s Nation, the Christian Nation, the Millennial Nation, and the Innocent Nation. This revised ... More


Rhodesia 1890–1980: ‘The Lost Dominion’

Donal Lowry

in Settlers and Expatriates: Britons over the Seas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297672
eISBN:
9780191594335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297672.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Natalians established a tightly knit society in Natal, similar to British settlements elsewhere in the empire. Predominantly English and middle‐class and imbued with concepts of white racial and ... More


Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston

Jeff Strickland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060798
eISBN:
9780813050867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060798.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Charleston, South Carolina, was a cosmopolitan city during the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Germans, Irish, and a host of European and Latin American immigrants shared the same workplaces, ... More


White Supremacy and the Question of Black Citizenship in the Post-Emancipation South

Daryl Michael Scott

in Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044132
eISBN:
9780813046211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044132.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

With the Reconstruction Acts and the ratification of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, the legal ambiguity surrounding the national citizenship of free persons of African descent vanished, and ... More


“It Will Be Done to Maintain White Supremacy”: The Decline of Intervention in the South

Ashley Baggett

in Intimate Partner Violence in New Orleans: Gender, Race, and Reform, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815217
eISBN:
9781496815255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815217.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Politicians soon used misdemeanor assault and battery against a spouse as a “color-blind” method to disenfranchise African-American men. Conviction of “wife beating,” then, barred many southern men ... More


The German Schuetzenfest and the Culture of White Supremacy

Jeff Strickland

in Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060798
eISBN:
9780813050867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060798.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The German Schuetzenfest was an important festival that combined German cultural traditions of sport-shooting, gymnastics, ballroom dancing, beer gardens, and various amusements. The festival was ... More


Conclusion

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

James Baldwin wrote that blacks have typically rejected the Great American Myths, for unlike most white Americans, they discerned the extent to which those myths were rooted in America’s primal myth, ... More


Marginal Notes: Women and Other “Others” in the Theology of Religions

Jeannine Hill Fletcher

in The Past, Present, and Future of Theologies of Interreligious Dialogue

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198792345
eISBN:
9780191834356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792345.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions, which was heralded as a groundbreaking event in the development of modern interreligious understanding, also signaled the dawn of social movements for gender ... More


Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

Gary Dorrien

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300205619
eISBN:
9780300231359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205619.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Breaking White Supremacy analyzes the twentieth-century heyday of the black social gospel and its influence on the Civil Rights Movement. Asserting that Martin Luther King Jr. did not come from ... 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


Discrepancies in Dixie: Asian Americans and the South

Jigna Desai and Khyati Y. Joshi

in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the relationship between the Asian American and the American South. The figure of the Asian American is perceived to be discrepant in and ... 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


Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism

Andrew Dilts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262410
eISBN:
9780823268986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262410.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism, gives a theoretical and historical account of the pernicious practice of felon disenfranchisement, drawing widely on ... More


The Myth of the Millennial Nation: The Early National Period

Richard T. Hughes

in Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042065
eISBN:
9780252050800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042065.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The myth of the Millennial Nation held that the United States, grounded as it was in the natural order, would shine its example around the globe until all nations of earth had abandoned despotic ... More


Postwar Municipal Politics and the Failure of Reconstruction

Jeff Strickland

in Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060798
eISBN:
9780813050867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060798.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Germans, Irish, and African Americans profoundly influenced municipal politics during the Reconstruction period. African Americans, Germans, and Irish immigrants took advantage of universal suffrage ... More


Conclusion

Anne Stefani

in Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion confirms that white southern women's racial activism extended far beyond the liberation of black people. Through their struggle against white supremacy in their region, these women ... More


The Twentieth-Century Black Church: A Dissenting Tradition in a Global Context

David D. Daniels III

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume IV: The Twentieth Century: Traditions in a Global Context

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199684045
eISBN:
9780191838927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199684045.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Religious dissent within the Black Church focuses on defending the Christian gospel against the alliance of Christianity and the race order of white supremacy marks the contribution of the Black ... More


There Is a New Negro to Be Reckoned With: Segregation, War, and a New Spirit of Black Militancy, 1912–1932

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describe the pervasive system of segregation that relegated black Washingtonians to second-class citizenship in the 1910s and 1920s. Though never as rigid as many white Washingtonians ... More


Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Nicholas Grant

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this transnational account of black protest, Nicholas Grant examines how African Americans engaged with, supported, and were inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement. Bringing black ... More


“Long as Life Shall Last”

Michael J. Goleman

in Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812049
eISBN:
9781496812087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812049.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Mississippi’s Lost Cause legend and argues that its creation stemmed from a desire to produce a positive identity in the eyes of the rest of the nation, and more importantly, to ... More


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