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Lindsay V. Reckson

in Realist Ecstasy: Religion, Race, and Performance in American Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479803323
eISBN:
9781479842452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479803323.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines turn-of-the-century electrification as a site of ecstatic possibility and violent materialization, analyzing little-known photographs by William Van der Weyde of the electric ... More


Convict Leasing, (Re)Production, and Gendered Racial Terror

Sarah Haley

in No Mercy Here: "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter uses a range of archival sources including clemency files, legislative investigations, medical records, and reports of corporal punishment to provide a detailed examination of the ... More


No Mercy Here: "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"

Sarah Haley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity provides an analysis of the role of gender ideology in the development of southern punishment after the Civil War, arguing that ... More


Behind the McGee Case

Richard Wright

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Originally written for French audiences in 1951, Richard Wright seeks to address the question of how Willie McGee could be executed in Mississippi when doing so was clearly considered unjust in the ... More


“We didn’t kill ’em, we didn’t cut their head off”: Abu Ghraib Revisited

Sherene H. Razack

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines popular cultural narratives about Abu Ghraib, and especially the responses of those who are critical of what happened at the penal compound. Taking the Obama administration's ... More


Fear

Christopher B. Strain

in Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the terror caused by these crimes and the history of such arsons in the American South. The fires recalled darker days in American history, harkening back to the days of Jim ... More


On Jordan’s Banks: The Origins of Community, Faith, and Struggle in Cairo

Kerry Pimblott

in Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168821
eISBN:
9780813169019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter One provides a broad historical overview of African American community formation in Cairo, illuminating how the region’s economic instability and distinct blend of northern and southern ... More


My Earliest Memory Was a Mob

Randal Maurice Jelks

in Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835364
eISBN:
9781469601748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869871_jelks.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Benjamin Mays was born in 1894 and was an eyewitness to racial terror as the curtain of Jim Crow fell over the American South. The mob terror that thoroughly shaped his earliest memory and ... More


Making a Way Out of No Way: Jimmy’s Southern Roots and Urban Groundings

Stephen M. Ward

in In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780807835203
eISBN:
9781469617718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835203.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses James Boggs’s childhood and upbringing in the Deep South. It presents his education and his proximity to racial terror. It concludes as he rides the rails north, seeking work ... More


History Stories

Karla Slocum

in Black Towns, Black Futures: The Enduring Allure of a Black Place in the American West

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469653976
eISBN:
9781469653990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653976.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter One argues that history is a central way that Black towns are identified and narrated. The chapter discusses various narratives about Black towns that focus on particular aspects of the ... More


Introduction: Aesthetics and the Anarchy of Global Culture

Russ Castronovo

in Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226096285
eISBN:
9780226096308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096308.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the uneven spatial-temporal coordinates of aesthetics by focusing on the rise of a broad commentary on sensation, beauty, and mass culture across novels, university research, ... More


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