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Southern horrors : women and the politics of rape and lynching

Author: Crystal Nicole Feimster
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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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
Named Person: Rebecca Latimer Felton; Ida B Wells-Barnett; Rebecca Latimer Felton; Ida B Wells-Barnett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Crystal Nicole Feimster
ISBN: 9780674035621 0674035623 9780674061859 0674061853
OCLC Number: 318876104
Description: 314 p., [10] p. of plates : ill ; 25 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.
Responsibility: Crystal N. Feimster.

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Between 1880 and 1930, close to 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South. This title provides a startling view into the Jim Crow South where the precarious and subordinate position  Read more...

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Fascinating...Feimster's account challenges us to think again about race and sexual politics...[A] rich and detailed account...The work of Rebecca Felton and Ida Wells engaged with the implications Read more...

 
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