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Growing up Jim Crow : how Black and White southern children learned race

Author: Jennifer Ritterhouse
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the segregated South of the early twentieth century, unwritten rules guided every aspect of individual behavior, from how blacks and whites stood, sat, ate, drank, walked, and talked to whether they made eye contact with one another. Jennifer Ritterhouse asks how children learned this racial "etiquette," which was sustained by coercion and the threat of violence. More broadly, she asks how individuals developed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ritterhouse, Jennifer Lynn.
Growing up Jim Crow.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina, ©2006
(DLC) 2005035087
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Ritterhouse
ISBN: 9780807877234 0807877239
OCLC Number: 81601539
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : forgotten alternatives --
The etiquette of race relations --
Carefully taught --
I knew then who I was --
Playing and fighting --
Adolescence --
Conclusion : children of the sun.
Responsibility: Jennifer Ritterhouse.
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Explores relationships between public and private and between segregation, racial etiquette, and racial violence. The author sheds light on tradition and change in the South and the meanings of  Read more...


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