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The Sexual Politics of Race in World War II America

Jane Dailey

in Fog of War: The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195382419
eISBN:
9780199932641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382419.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The war rent asunder the New Deal alliance between white and black reformers. Central to the split was the wartime prominence of a perennial white panic—interracial sex. Reformers had ducked the ... More


The Jailhouse in Freedom Land

Dan Berger

in Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618241
eISBN:
9781469618265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618241.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the American state dealt with the race problem as something criminal that was especially evident in the South. Both black liberationists and white segregationists ... More


Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Christopher Bonastia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1959, Virginia's Prince Edward County closed its public schools rather than obey a court order to desegregate. For five years, black children were left to fend for themselves while the courts ... More


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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.21
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott released in fall 1956. These include Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) leaders' requests for the Justice Department ... More


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