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The Bloody Riot of 1919 and Its Consequences

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter notes that the riot of 1919 was a sign that Chicago had a special problem. One of the most violent and prolonged in the history of the country, it became the object of an official ... More


Afterword: Cultural Memories and Critical Inventions

Sandra Gunning

in Rape, Race, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890–1912

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099904
eISBN:
9780199855100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099904.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Some criminal cases from the nineteenth to the twentieth century which involve black masculinity do not refer to white violence but its possibility, because these cases are still filtered through and ... More


Saints Tales

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter contains life histories of ten founding church elders, who are currently in their 80s and 90s. All of the narratives begin with a socio-historical snapshot of the elders' hometowns, ... More


“Occupied Territory”: Mapping the Spatial Geographies of White Identity and Violence

Veronica T. Watson

in The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter considers the insights and contributions of Melba Patillo Beals as well as other African American artists and intellectuals of the Civil Rights era who struggled not only to document ... More


Balancing Womanhood and Activism “I was not to be emancipated from my duties”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights Ida B. Wells's marriage to Ferdinand Lee Barnett. Ideologically distinguishable and temperamentally compatible, they appear to have been drawn to each other from the beginning ... More


“Make My Getaway”: Southern Violence and Blues Entrepreneurship in W. C. Handy's Father of the Blues

Adah Cussow

in Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310978
eISBN:
9780226311005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311005.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the links between southern violence and blues' emergence during the 1890s from a slightly different perspective, concentrating on William Christopher Handy. For Handy, blues ... More


Illustrating the Indian Wars: Fact, Fantasy, and Ideology

John M. Coward

in Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040269
eISBN:
9780252098529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040269.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter studies illustrations of the Indian wars. Looking at Indian–white violence in the 1860s, it argues that Indian war coverage and related images of Indian–white violence were considerably ... More


Organizing and Surviving in the Cold War

MICHAEL KEITH HONEY

in Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217744
eISBN:
9780520928060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217744.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about the political leaders and journalists in the South who applied the Communist label to anyone seeking to break the color barrier, especially those involved in interracial ... More


The Old Northwest, 1890s–1930s: “If we do our duty no mob can ever get into this jail”

Brent M. S. Campney

in Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042492
eISBN:
9780252051333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates the development—particularly by the police—of white opposition to mob violence against blacks in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio from the 1890s to the 1930s. At the outset it ... More


Securing the Workplace

Adam Malka

in Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter, along with the next two, interrogates the ways that police reform amplified ordinary white men’s power to police free black Baltimoreans. One site of such racial policing was the ... More


Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Koritha Mitchell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book demonstrates that popular lynching plays were mechanisms through which African American communities survived actual and photographic mob violence. Often available in periodicals, lynching ... More


Protecting the Household

Adam Malka

in Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Antebellum racial policing also extended to the household, as Chapter 4 demonstrates. Police reform was implemented in the name of property, and in a patriarchal world, households often counted as ... More


Naming: The Literature of White Estrangement

Veronica T. Watson

in The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter introduces the key term, the “literature of white estrangement” and argues that African American engagement with whiteness is an unrecognized intellectual tradition within African ... More


Introduction

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter outlines the armed resistance of African Americans during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, otherwise known as the Black Power era. It serves as an entry ... More


The First Days of the Slave Insurrection

in Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675824
eISBN:
9780226675855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675855.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents an excerpt from a first-person account of the first days of the Haitian revolution on August 22–23, 1791. The author was taken prisoner on the first night of the uprising and ... More


A Declaration of Interdependence: The Science of Democracy

Sharon D. Welch

in After the Protests are Heard: Enacting Civic Engagement and Social Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479883646
eISBN:
9781479840571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883646.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Our context is one of growing threats, resilient critique, and deeply rooted alternative forms of inclusive and expansive social life. We are now experiencing a rise of authoritarianism in the United ... More


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