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Little Romances and Mulatta Heroines: Passing for a “True Woman” in Frances Harper’s Iola Leroy and Pauline Hopkins’s Contending Forces

Teresa C. Zackodnik

in The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines true womanhood in relation to white womanhood within the framework of a dialectical and exclusionary relationship to black womanhood. It looks at how early black feminists ... More


Profiles: Two Generations, One Identity

Anne Stefani

in Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the typical profile of the women examined in the book. Autobiographical writings and interviews show that all the women received the same white supremacist education, a ... More


“Shaping Herself into A Dutiful Wife”: Demythologizing White Femininity and the White Home in Frank Yerby’s The Foxes of Harrow and Zora Neale Hurston’s Seraph on the Suwanee

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/9781617038891.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Analyzing white life novels by Frank Yerby and Zora Neale Hurston, this chapter theorizes the connection between race and class in the subjectivities of white women. In the psychological sketch Yerby ... More


“To Wallop the Ladies”: Woman Blaming and Nation Saving in the Rhetoric of Emergency Relief

Holly Allen

in Forgotten Men and Fallen Women: The Cultural Politics of New Deal Narratives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453571
eISBN:
9780801455841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453571.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how woman blaming and nation saving came to be intertwined with the rhetoric of emergency relief during the Great Depression. The intersection of gender, race, and politics in ... More


The Not-So-New Southern Sexism

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The stereotype of southern white womanhood is anything but new, and manipulating it for political gain became a critical part of the Long Southern Strategy. The stereotype strips women of their ... More


Moon Lake’s Orphans and “The Other Way to Live”

Jean C. Griffith

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This essay examines the roles the character Easter in “Moon Lake” plays in the context of early-twentieth-century debates about the roots of poverty and society’s level of responsibility to poor ... More


The Eaton Sisters Go to Jamaica

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the direct racial confrontations that seemingly arise in the memoirs of the Anglo-Chinese North American authors and sisters Edith and Winnifred Eaton. In her memoir, Me: A ... More


Afterword

Raka Shome

in Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038730
eISBN:
9780252096686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038730.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book has examined the ways that white femininity, as an assemblage of power, is utilized in the production of a national modernity by using the case of Princess Diana. It has shown how ... More


“Some of Our Best Preachers Part Their Hair in the Middle”: Prohibition and Gender

Joe L. Coker

in Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124711
eISBN:
9780813134727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124711.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Central to the southern evangelicals' prohibition campaign during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was the threat posed by liquor to southern white womanhood. Women were viewed as the ... More


White Womanhood and Early Campaigns for Choreographic Copyright

Anthea Kraut

in Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199360369
eISBN:
9780199360390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360369.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recounts Loïe Fuller’s pursuit of intellectual property rights in the late nineteenth century. Focusing on the 1892 case Fuller v. Bemis, it approaches Fuller’s lawsuit as a gendered ... More


The Properties of Violence: Claims to Ownership in Representations of Lynching

Sandy Alexandre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036651
eISBN:
9781621030423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036651.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book focuses on two connected issues: representations of lynching in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century American photographs, poetry, and fiction; and those representations’ effects. It shows ... 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


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