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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:   Print book : 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: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ritterhouse, Jennifer Lynn.
Growing up Jim Crow.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina, ©2006
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Ritterhouse
ISBN: 080783016X 0807856843 9780807830161 9780807856840
OCLC Number: 62535962
Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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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