Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy / Edition 1

Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy / Edition 1

by David S. Cecelski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807847550

ISBN-13: 9780807847558

Pub. Date: 11/10/1998

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

At the close of the nineteenth century, the Democratic Party in North Carolina engineered a white supremacy revolution. Frustrated by decades of African American self-assertion and threatened by an interracial coalition advocating democratic reforms, white conservatives used violence, demagoguery, and fraud to seize political power and disenfranchise black citizens

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Overview

At the close of the nineteenth century, the Democratic Party in North Carolina engineered a white supremacy revolution. Frustrated by decades of African American self-assertion and threatened by an interracial coalition advocating democratic reforms, white conservatives used violence, demagoguery, and fraud to seize political power and disenfranchise black citizens. The most notorious episode of the campaign was the Wilmington "race riot" of 1898, which claimed the lives of many black residents and rolled back decades of progress for African Americans in the state.
Published on the centennial of the Wilmington race riot, Democracy Betrayed draws together the best new scholarship on the events of 1898 and their aftermath. Contributors to this important book hope to draw public attention to the tragedy, to honor its victims, and to bring a clear and timely historical voice to the debate over its legacy.
The contributors are David S. Cecelski, William H. Chafe, Laura F. Edwards, Raymond Gavins, Glenda E. Gilmore, John Haley, Michael Honey, Stephen Kantrowitz, H. Leon Prather Sr., Timothy B. Tyson, LeeAnn Whites, and Richard Yarborough.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807847558
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/10/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
900,175
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by John Hope Franklin
Preface
Introduction / Timothy B. Tyson and David S. Cecelski
We Have Taken a City: A Centennial Essay / H. Leon Prather Sr.
Abraham H. Galloway: Wilmington's Lost Prophet and the Rise of Black Radicalism in the American South / David S. Cecelski
Murder, Memory, and the Flight of the Incubus / Glenda E. Gilmore
The Two Faces of Domination in North Carolina, 1800-1898 / Stephen Kantrowitz
Captives of Wilmington: The Riot and Historical Memories of Political Conflict, 1865-1898 / Laura F. Edwards
Love, Hate, Rape, Lynching: Rebecca Latimer Felton and the Gender Politics of Racial Violence / LeeAnn Whites
Class, Race, and Power in the New South: Racial Violence and the Delusions of White Supremacy / Michael Honey
Fear, Hope, and Struggle: Recasting Black North Carolina in the Age of Jim Crow / Raymond Gavins
Race, Rhetoric, and Revolution / John Haley
Violence, Manhood, and Black Heroism: The Wilmington Riot in Two Turn-of-the-Century African American Novels / Richard Yarborough
Wars for Democracy: African American Militancy and Interracial Violence in North Carolina during World War II / Timothy B. Tyson
Epilogue from Greensboro, North Carolina: Race and the Possibilities of American Democracy / William H. Chafe
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Index

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