Race Riots and Resistance: The Red Summer of 1919 - African-American Literature and Culture 18 (Hardback)
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Race Riots and Resistance: The Red Summer of 1919 - African-American Literature and Culture 18 (Hardback)

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Hardback 234 Pages / Published: 26/08/2008
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Race Riots and Resistance uncovers a long-hidden, tragic chapter of American history. Focusing on the "Red Summer" of 1919 in which black communities were targeted by white mobs, the book examines the contexts out of which white racial violence arose. It shows how the riots transcended any particularity of cause, and in doing so calls into question many longstanding beliefs about racial violence. The book goes on to portray the riots as a phenomenon, documenting the number of incidents, describing the events in detail, and analyzing the patterns that emerge from looking at the riots collectively. Finally and significantly, Race Riots and Resistance argues that the response to the riots marked an early stage of what came to be known as the Civil Rights Movement.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433100680
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 160 x 230 mm
Edition: New edition


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"Jan Voogd's `Race Riots and Resistance' is the first book in four decades to study the enormity of the race riots of 1919 known as the `Red Summer'. Meticulously researched in a multitude of sources, this book is the comprehensive history that scholars of American race relations, as well as the lay public, have awaited for years." (William Tuttle, The University of Kansas, Author of `"Daddy's Gone to War": The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children' (1993) and `Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919' (2nd edition, 1996))
"In a compelling, engaging, and persuasive study, Jan Voogd breaks through the local and national walls of silence surrounding the white racist violence which erupted in communities across the nation in 1919. A model of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis, `Race Riots and Resistance' is a powerful and important examination of culturally permissible violence." (Hazel V. Carby, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and Professor of American Studies at Yale University)
"Jan Voogd's `Race Riots and Resistance' is the first book in four decades to study the enormity of the race riots of 1919 known as the `Red Summer'. Meticulously researched in a multitude of sources, this book is the comprehensive history that scholars of American race relations, as well as the lay public, have awaited for years." (William Tuttle, The University of Kansas, Author of `"Daddy's Gone to War": The Second World War in the Lives of America's Children' (1993) and `Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919' (2nd edition, 1996))
"In a compelling, engaging, and persuasive study, Jan Voogd breaks through the local and national walls of silence surrounding the white racist violence which erupted in communities across the nation in 1919. A model of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis, `Race Riots and Resistance' is a powerful and important examination of culturally permissible violence." (Hazel V. Carby, Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and Professor of American Studies at Yale University)

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