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“No Task for the Amateur or Hothead”: Mississippi and the Battle of Oxford

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down state-mandated segregation in public education, and its implications for southern authoritarian ... More


Massive Resistance and the Death of a Black Newspaper

Sid Bedingfield

in Newspaper Wars: Civil Rights and White Resistance in South Carolina, 1935-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041228
eISBN:
9780252099830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041228.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter details the demise of a black newspaper, the Lighthouse and Informer, and the role of white newspapers in the rise of massive resistance to civil rights in South Carolina. John McCray’s ... More


They Want to See the Thing Done Public Executions

Amy Louise Wood

in Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832547
eISBN:
9781469603568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878118_wood.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the evening of 27 July 1904, when Hodges, a yeoman farmer of modest means whose wife had recently inherited a small amount of money, was knocked down and robbed in his yard. ... More


Caryl Phillips and the absent voices of history

Abigail Ward

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at Phillips, who was concerned with twentieth-century Britain and the ways belonging has been made difficult for non-white citizens. It discusses several of Phillips' works, ... More


Punishing at the Ballot Box

Andrew Dilts

in Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262410
eISBN:
9780823268986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262410.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter gives a genealogy of suffrage restrictions in Maryland, which held a series of constitutional conventions immediately before, during, and following the emancipation of chattel slaves. ... More


“The Rising Tide of Color”

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the views of George Schuyler about whites. Schuyler appeared most often as the author of editorials, written for and about blacks, in the Pittsburgh Courier, and made his ... More


Interlude

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.16
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents transcripts of three interviews by Anna Holden: an interview with bus drivers; an interview with Mayor W. A. Gayle on February 10, 1956; and an interview with a prominent local ... More


Black Veterans in a Gray State

Richard M. Reid

in Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831748
eISBN:
9781469602264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837276_reid.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the arrival of the black regiments in Wilmington in February 1865, which triggered an emotional response from all of its inhabitants. For African Americans, the soldiers came ... More


“If Lincoln Should Continue to Work at the Mote in Our Eye”

Timothy B. Smith

in Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734294
eISBN:
9781621035411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734294.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the problems, experiences, and difficulties of the loyal Confederate white citizenry. These citizens who initially supported the war steadily became disenchanted and lost the ... More


Religion and Violence in Black and White

Eddie S. Glaude

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers how the centrality of religion and violence play a significant role in the struggles of the African Americans for liberty and equality. The two provide a revealing lens for the ... More


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