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Democracy abroad, lynching at home : racial violence in Florida

Author: Tameka B Hobbs
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Tameka Hobbs investigates the history of racial violence and lynchings in Florida, focusing especially on a string of brutal lynchings that occurred during the 1940s. She argues that these lynchings created difficult diplomatic moments during both World War II and the Cold War period and that they forced the U.S. government to become more active in prosecuting racial violence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hobbs, Tameka B.
Democracy abroad, lynching at home
(DLC) 2015006606
(OCoLC)892431968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tameka B Hobbs
ISBN: 9780813055466 0813055466
OCLC Number: 911054723
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Lynched twice: Arthur C. Williams, Gadsden County, 1941 --
A degree of restraint: the trials of Cellos Harrison, 1940-1943 --
The failure of forbearance: the lynching of Cellos Harrison, Jackson County, 1943 --
"A very cheap article": the lynching of Willie James Howard, Suwannee County, 1944 --
Still at it: the lynching of Jesse James Payne, Madison County, 1945.
Responsibility: Tameka Bradley Hobbs.

Abstract:

In this book, Tameka Hobbs investigates the history of racial violence and lynchings in Florida, focusing especially on a string of brutal lynchings that occurred during the 1940s. She argues that these lynchings created difficult diplomatic moments during both World War II and the Cold War period and that they forced the U.S. government to become more active in prosecuting racial violence.

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