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The Politics of Segregation in Post‐Reconstruction America

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Examines post‐Reconstruction race relations—focusing mainly from 1856–1964—and outlines the legal and political factors permitting its dissemination. King formulates segregation as an arrangement ... More


Afterword: Cultural Memories and Critical Inventions

Sandra Gunning

in Rape, Race, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890–1912

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099904
eISBN:
9780199855100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099904.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Some criminal cases from the nineteenth to the twentieth century which involve black masculinity do not refer to white violence but its possibility, because these cases are still filtered through and ... More


Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880–1920

Elizabeth Hayes Turner

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086881
eISBN:
9780199854578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book addresses a central question in post-Reconstruction social history: why did middle-class women expand their activities from the private to the public sphere and begin, in the years just ... More


Junction

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The chapter discusses the state of the South in the 1880s just after the depression and the end of the Reconstruction era. Publications talk about a “New South”. The most prevalent occupation was ... More


Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath

Andrew L. Slap and Andrew L. Slap (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125817
eISBN:
9780813135533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Families, communities, and the nation itself were irretrievably altered by the Civil War and the subsequent societal transformations of the nineteenth century. The repercussions of the war incited a ... More


The Setting That Shaped Booker T. Washington's Entrepreneurial Philosophy

Michael B. Boston

in The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington: Its Development and Implementation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034737
eISBN:
9780813038193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034737.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the factors which shaped Booker T. Washington's entrepreneurial ideas. The political, economic, and social settings of the United States in the post-Reconstruction era, ... More


A New Generation of Post-Reconstruction Leaders

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the backgrounds and early adult experiences of five key leaders of the national organizations the book considers. These leaders are T. Thomas Fortune, founder of the National ... More


Intertext: “Bartleby, the Scrivener”

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Melville's short story “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” prefaces the consideration of post-Reconstruction literature. Bartleby, the Scrivener in the story forms a bridge between eras. It is an intertext ... More


Choking in Chesnutt

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Charles W. Chesnutt's writings, as a black author, reassert the minority's right to the ruling caste's technology of literacy. Chesnutt's dramatization in The Marrow of Tradition played an essential ... More


Douglass and Political Judgment: The Post-Reconstruction Years

Jack Turner

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes Frederick Douglass’s post-Reconstruction thoughts, believing that they deserve greater emphasis and are interesting in how they sharply oppose the common strictly libertarian ... More


The Black City: The Early Jim Crow Migration Narrative and the New Territory of Race

James Smethurst

in The African American Roots of Modernism: From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834633
eISBN:
9781469603100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878088_smethurst.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses one of the chief features structuring the growth of the modern, post-Reconstruction city in the United States, a feature that would grow more obvious as the twentieth century ... More


White Disavowal, Black Enfranchisement, and the Homoerotic in William Faulkner’s Light in August

Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman

in Faulkner and Whiteness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030208
eISBN:
9781621033202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030208.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores whiteness as a racial formation in William Faulkner’s novel Light in August in the context of the post-Reconstruction period in the South. It looks at the postbellum ... More


The Coming of the Coal Industry

Karida L. Brown

in Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647036
eISBN:
9781469647050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647036.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides historical context for the book and anchors the text in place. Drawing on archival data collected form Kentucky and Alabama-based archives and oral history data collected from ... More


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