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

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Overview

Twelve essays on the Wilmington "race riot" of 1898--the most notorious episode of a white supremacy campaign in which white conservatives used violence, demagoguery, and fraud to seize political power and disenfranchise black citizens.
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Editorial Reviews

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[I]t shows national trends and social processes with local concreteness.

Southern Cultures

The overall quality of this volume, along with the skill and consistency with which it is edited, is unusually high.

North Carolina Historical Review

The essays offer us a rich understanding of the complex historical interplay of race, gender, and social class.

Journal of Southern History

An extraordinarily rich and thoughtful collection of essays.

Journal of American History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807847558
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David S. Cecelski, author of The Waterman's Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina, is the Lehman Brady Joint Chair Professor in Documentary and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Timothy B. Tyson is senior scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and adjunct professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story and Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power.

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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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Foreword

. . . Will inform some and remind others that our past can help us understand the challenges that this nation confronts as it undertakes to deal with the problem of race in the 21st century.
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