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Southern horrors : women and the politics of rape and lynching

"Between 1880 and 1930, close to 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South. Many more were tarred and feathered, burned, whipped, or raped. In this brutal world of white supremacist politics and patriarchy, a world violently divided by race, gender, and class, black and white women defended themselves and challenged the male power brokers. Crystal Feimster breaks new ground in her story of the racial politics of the postbellum South by focusing on the volatile issue of sexual violence."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2009
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2009
314 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780674035621, 9780674061859, 0674035623, 0674061853
The horrors of war
The violent transition from freedom to segregation
Southern white women and the anti-rape movement
Organizing in defense of black womanhood
New southern women and the triumph of white supremacy
The lynching of black and white women
Equal rights for southern women
The gender and racial politics of the anti-lynching movement Additional Information at Google Books