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Black peril, white virtue : sexual crime in Southern Rhodesia, 1902-1935

Author: Jock McCulloch
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the period from 1902 until the mid-1930s, Southern Rhodesia was swept by a series of panics, known by the name Black Peril, that were precipitated by the presumed sexual threat posed by black men to white women. Tension over Black Peril provoked a flood of legislation designed to control the sexuality of African men and women and the sexual "transgressions" of white females, including the introduction of the
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCulloch, Jock, 1945-
Black peril, white virtue.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)652274262
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jock McCulloch
ISBN: 0253337283 9780253337283
OCLC Number: 42733839
Description: ix, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Black Peril: The Crimes --
3. Violence and Justice --
4. Legislating Virtue --
5. Explaining Black Peril --
6. White Women --
7. Domestic Labor --
8. Black Women --
9. Syphilis --
10. Coloureds, Poor Whites, and Boundaries --
11. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jock McCulloch.

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A study of the sexual threat posed by black men to white women, which is known as Black Peril. This book shows how one patriarchal colonial society used racist sexual fears to control the lives of  Read more...

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