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Revolt against chivalry : Jessie Daniel Ames and the women's campaign against lynching

Author: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A work of biography and social history, this book illuminates a lost chapter in American and women's history: how Jessie Daniel Ames and the campaign against lynching that she led, fused the causes of social feminism and racial justice in the south during the 1920s and 1930s. Many southern suffragists shared the dominant prejudices of their time: many white suffragists gained support by claiming that the women's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jessie Daniel Ames; Jessie Daniel Ames
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
ISBN: 0231040407 9780231040402
OCLC Number: 4497640
Notes: Based on the author's thesis, Columbia University.
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 1980
Description: xiv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Out of Obscurity --
A Bond of Common Womanhood --
The Double Role --
A Strange and Bitter Fruit --
A Movement of Southern White Women --
Deeply Buried Causes --
A Choice of Tactics --
Quietly but Definitely Allowed to Die.
Responsibility: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall.

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A work of biography and social history, this book illuminates a lost chapter in American and women's history: how Jessie Daniel Ames and the campaign against lynching that she led, fused the causes of social feminism and racial justice in the south during the 1920s and 1930s. Many southern suffragists shared the dominant prejudices of their time: many white suffragists gained support by claiming that the women's vote would help maintain social control by the white, native middle class. Unlike many similar groups, the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching worked with the evangelical church and interracial initiatives of Black women.

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