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Contesting Narratives of Failed Performance: Racial Identity and National Exceptionality

Brittany Powell Kennedy

in Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter builds upon what Paul Gilroy identifies as an inherent “double-consciousness” within modernity and exposes the performativity inherent in that experience, particularly within the racial ... More


Social Outsiders

Robert Gellately

in Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205609
eISBN:
9780191676697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205609.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Nazis offered the Gestapo enormous new powers to track down political opponents and those deemed to be ‘race enemies’. At almost the same time, the Kripo was given a mission to find and eliminate ... More


The Curse of Canaan; or, A Fantasy of Origins in Nineteenth-Century America

Brian Connolly

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter turns to the ways in which nineteenth-century Americans retold the biblical story of the “curse of Ham” as a fantasy to promote the notion of racial purity, which contradicted the social ... More


Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Charles B. Hersch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book probes New Orleans's history, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form—jazz. Drawing on oral histories, ... More


The Traveller colonised

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Gypsy and Traveller cultures were of particular fascination to the Gypsy Lore Society (GLS)'s members. The trope of the ‘doomed primitive’ is still a vibrant designation as attributed to many ... More


Introduction

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

In New Orleans, on a summer's day in 1892, a shoemaker by the name of Homer Plessy boarded a “white” railroad car and was arrested. Four years later, the United States Supreme Court ruled against him ... More


Reaction

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

From the beginnings of the African presence in New Orleans, authorities feared the potential of unsupervised black music making. Whites dreaded the possibility that the disrespectable music and dance ... More


Conclusion

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The emergence of jazz in New Orleans was unique, a function of the city's complex race relations and profusion of musical forms. At the same time, the story of jazz's birth reflects America's ... More


Thomas Jefferson’s Challengers

Greg Carter

in The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772492
eISBN:
9780814790489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772492.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur's Letters of an American Farmer. The Notes employed both science and law to defend the slave ... More


Military Service and Racial Subjectivity in the War Narratives of James Roberts and Isaac Hubbell

James M. Greene

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This essay explores how racist thought became tied to the history of early US political violence through the analysis of two narratives of the War of 1812, one written by a supporter of slavery and ... More


Hip-Hop Authenticity in Black and White

in Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter concentrates on aesthetics in hip-hop, as respondents describe how they assess hip-hop, what makes good rap music, and how they understand authenticity as a hip-hop theme. It illustrates ... More


Lee Street Theology: White Southern Protestantism in Americus, 1945–1963

Ansley L. Quiros

in God with Us: Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646763
eISBN:
9781469646787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter describes the white Protestant churches in Americus. It also examines the theological tenets undergirding the church’s racial politics and their development over time. In examining ... More


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