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Southern horrors : women and the politics of rape and lynching

Author: Crystal Nicole Feimster
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011, ©2009.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
Publication:ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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"Between 1880 and 1930, close to 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South. Many more were tarred and feathered, burned, whipped, or raped. In this brutal world of white supremacist politics and patriarchy, a world violently divided by race, gender, and class, black and white women defended themselves and challenged the male power brokers. Crystal Feimster breaks new ground in her story of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2009013934
Named Person: Rebecca Latimer Felton; Ida B Wells-Barnett; Rebecca Latimer Felton; Ida B Wells-Barnett
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Crystal Nicole Feimster
ISBN: 9780674061859 0674061853
OCLC Number: 734009879
Awards: W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, North East Black Studies Association, 2010.
Description: 314 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The horrors of war --
The violent transition from freedom to segregation --
Southern white women and the anti-rape movement --
Organizing in defense of black womanhood --
New southern women and the triumph of white supremacy --
The lynching of black and white women --
Equal rights for southern women --
The gender and racial politics of the anti-lynching movement --
Appendix: List of female victims of lynching.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Crystal N. Feimster.
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Between 1880 and 1930, some 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South. Many more were tarred and feathered, burned, whipped, or raped. In this brutal world, women defended  Read more...

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Feimster's compelling, and profoundly unsettling, history of rape and lynching illuminates the gendered racial politics of sexual violence in the aftermath of Emancipation. -- Darlene Clark Hine, Read more...

 
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