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Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction

Clive Webb (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177862
eISBN:
9780199870189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177862.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On May 17, 1954, in Brown v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. When the court failed to specify a clear ... More


Expatriates in Cosmopolitan Egypt: 1864–1956

James Whidden

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/9780199297672.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A study of the British community in colonial Egypt, this chapter describes its size, its social types, customary business and leisure activities, as well as characteristic features of its political, ... More


Conclusion

Joseph Cheah

in Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199756285
eISBN:
9780199918874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756285.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recapitulates the central role that the ideology of white supremacy has played in the two different ways by which Euro-Americans and Burmese ethnic Buddhists have appropriated and ... More


Working at Creating a Culture of Hatred

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0037
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter analyzes the culture of hatred. The Canadian sociologist Matthew Lange has found that ethnic supremacist education is a fundamental source of division in some of the most ethnically ... More


Which Lives Matter?

David Livingstone Smith

in On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190923006
eISBN:
9780190092566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923006.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter puzzles out why the conviction that there are “higher” and “lower” kinds of beings is so stubbornly rooted in the human way of life. It traces the origins of such a way of thinking. The ... More


Doubt

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/9780813032399.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter assesses the series of arsons as a racist conspiracy. A number of people claimed that the story of churches burning across the nation was not what it appeared to be. Some people saw in ... More


Blut und Boden

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the famous alt-right American supremacists chant “Blood and Soil,” which translates to Blut und Boden in German. It explains that Blut und Boden paid tribute to idealized pure ... More


Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden” and Its Afterlives

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This epilogue examines the many “afterlives” of “The White Man's Burden.” There have been literally hundreds of reactions to Kipling's notorious white supremacist poem, which he sent to Theodore ... More


Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Carole Emberton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024271
eISBN:
9780226024301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024301.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the months after the end of the Civil War, there was one word on everyone’s lips: redemption. From the fiery language of Radical Republicans calling for a reconstruction of the former Confederacy ... More


Redeemer Nation

Mark Wahlgren Summers

in The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617572
eISBN:
9781469617596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617572.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the rise of a new white supremacist set of “redeemers” in the South. The Redeemers never spoke with one, harsh voice. Their advocates did not repudiate the Reconstruction ... More


William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

Benjamin E. Wise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835357
eISBN:
9781469601908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869956_wise
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885–1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as a conservative ... More


Race and the Visions of John Lafayette Girardeau

Otis W. Pickett

in Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays Honoring Charles Reagan Wilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496820471
eISBN:
9781496820518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820471.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on John Lafayette Girardeau, a Presbyterian leader who, after the Civil War, simultaneously worked to shape churchly reform and Lost Cause religiosity. Girardeau's postbellum ... More


Kessler v. Bellamy

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains how Charlottesville became the epicenter of the national debate over Confederate monuments. It discusses the colourful sideshow battle between Wes Bellamy, a local African ... More


Rednecks and Saint Paul

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0027
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the Silver Valley Redneck Revolt that traveled to Charlottesville to participate in the August 12 rally. It explains that the Redneck Revolt is a national movement that was ... More


Confluence of Thought: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bidyut Chakrabarty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199951215
eISBN:
9780199346004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199951215.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The aim of this book is to understand the complex evolution of the socio-political ideas of Gandhi and King and also their confluence in the specific context of India and America respectively. Based ... More


Faulkner and the Freedom Writers: Slavery’s Narrative in Business Records from Nineteenth-Century Abolitionism to Twenty-First-Century Neoabolitionism

Calvin Schermerhorn

in Faulkner and History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809971
eISBN:
9781496810014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809971.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter contextualizes and explores the interplay of historical narrative and imaginative literature, surveying the historiography to which Faulkner and later writers contributed. Drawing on ... More


The Politics of Mourning in America: From the Greensboro Massacre to the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission

David W. McIvor

in Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704956
eISBN:
9781501706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704956.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of an event that came to be known as the Greensboro Massacre. On November 3, 1979, Ku Klux Klansmen disrupted a scheduled rally in a black public-housing ... More


Epilogue

Carole Emberton

in Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024271
eISBN:
9780226024301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024301.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter suggests that the roots of reconstruction violence lay deep within American politics, culture, and history. The elements of such culture, present since the revolutionary era, became more ... More


Black-Led Movement in the Early Cold War (1946–1950)

Philip F. Rubio

in There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833421
eISBN:
9781469604053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895733_rubio.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter illustrates the continuing debate regarding the role of the Cold War in the civil rights movement. For example, Mary Dudziak posits U.S. government political vulnerability, while Carol ... More


Becoming Richard Spencer

Rodney A. Smolla

in Confessions of a Free Speech Lawyer: Charlottesville and the Politics of Hate

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749650
eISBN:
9781501749674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749650.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Richard Bertrand Spencer, a known racial supremacist from Boston. It describes Spencer as someone dangerous because he was smart. Not only did he know history, politics, and ... More


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