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Antilynching Lectures “The disturbing element which kept the waters troubled”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Ida B. Wells's lectures on Memphis lynching. Wells had become active in the literary and dramatic circles soon after moving to Memphis. Her journalistic ties provided Wells ... More


Frederick Douglass (1818–1895)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Frederick Douglass, the most important and visible black man in America, made the pronouncement in 1863 that the term “negro” was at that moment the most pregnant word in the English language he ... More


“Some Finely Tuned Spring-Release Trap”

Brent M. S. Campney

in This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039508
eISBN:
9780252097614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039508.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses myriad incidences of failed lynchings, upending the widespread perceptions lynchings were like a “spring-release trap,” positing that lynch mobs, once spurred to action, were ... More


The Antebellum Old Northwest: “For the white man, and the white man only”

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter challenges prevailing assumptions that anti-black lynching emerged during or after the American Civil War and that it was inherently lethal. First, it examines non-lethal lynchings and ... More


The Mythic Dimensions of American Capitalism: The Gilded Age

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/9780252042065.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Capitalism in the United States is unthinkable apart from the myth of White Supremacy, for capitalism was built on stolen land and stolen people. Further, white Americans imagined that capitalism was ... More


Violent Masculinity:: Ritual And Performance In Southern Lynchings

Kristina DuRocher

in Raising Racists: The Socialization of White Children in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130019
eISBN:
9780813135571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130019.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In the antebellum South, the white man's ability to control those within their household and below them in the social hierarchy was perceived as reflecting their masculinity. However, without the ... More


Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition

Adam Gussow

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310978
eISBN:
9780226311005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311005.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Winner of the 2004 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, this book offers a new account of the blues tradition. Far from mere laments about lost loves and hard ... More


Ozarks Society

Brooks Blevins

in A History of the Ozarks, Volume 3: The Ozarkers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044052
eISBN:
9780252052996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044052.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 analyzes life in the Ozarks in the half century before the Great Depression through a number of lenses: race, class, religion, gender, and education. Though the region was home to very ... More


Theorizing Racial Violence in American History

Edward González-Tennant

in The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056784
eISBN:
9780813053448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Chapter 3 González-Tennant explores ways intersectionality helps explain the deep connections between past and present forms of racial violence. Intersectionality frames social inequality as the ... More


Intersectional Violence in Rosewood and Beyond

Edward González-Tennant

in The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056784
eISBN:
9780813053448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 5 returns to intersectionality and the ways it relates to the multidimensionality of violence in Rosewood and beyond. The 1923 Rosewood race riot is just one event among hundreds of race ... More


Lynching in Late-Nineteenth-Century Michigan

Michael J. Pfeifer

in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the contexts and discourse surrounding the seven lynchings that occurred in Michigan in the latter decades of the nineteenth century. The relative infrequency of lynching in ... More


Foremost Musician and Engaged Citizen: “The celebrated western baritone”

Jean E. Snyder

in Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039942
eISBN:
9780252098109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039942.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how Harry T. Burleigh came to represent African Americans as their premiere baritone and leading composer while also establishing a reputation as an engaged citizen in the first ... More


The Strange Career of Lynching

Daniel Kato

in Liberalizing Lynching: Building a New Racialized State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190232573
eISBN:
9780190232597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232573.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The role of political institutions has been underdeveloped when it comes to lynching. Contrary to previous explanations that situate lynchings outside the purview of the federal government or ... More


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