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Ben Tillman & the reconstruction of white supremacy

"This book traces the history of white male supremacy and its discontents from the era of plantation slavery to the age of Jim Crow. Friend and foe alike and generations of historians interpreted Tillman's physical and rhetorical violence in defense of white supremacy as a matter of racial and gender instinct. This book reveals that Tillman's white supremacy was a political program and social argument whose legacies continue to shape American life."--Page 4 of cover
Print Book, English, ©2000
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, ©2000
422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780807825303, 9780807848395, 0807825301, 0807848395
Introduction: Ben Tillman, agrarian rebel
Mastery and its discontents
Planters and the "gentlemen from Africa"
The shotgun wedding of white supremacy and reform
Farmers, dudes, white negroes, and the sun-browned goddess
The mob and the state
Every white man who is worthy of a vote
The uses of a pitchfork
Demagogues and disordered households
Epilogue: The reconstruction of American democracy