Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 / Edition 1

Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Election of 1920 / Edition 1

by Paul Ortiz
     
 


"Paul Ortiz's lyrical and closely argued study introduces us to unknown generations of freedom fighters for whom organizing democratically became in every sense a way of life. Ortiz changes the very ways we think of Southern history as he shows in marvelous detail how Black Floridians came together to defend themselves in the face of terror, to bury their dead, to… See more details below

Overview


"Paul Ortiz's lyrical and closely argued study introduces us to unknown generations of freedom fighters for whom organizing democratically became in every sense a way of life. Ortiz changes the very ways we think of Southern history as he shows in marvelous detail how Black Floridians came together to defend themselves in the face of terror, to bury their dead, to challenge Jim Crow, to vote, and to dream."--David R. Roediger, author of Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

"Emancipation Betrayed is a remarkable piece of work, a tightly argued, meticulously researched examination of the first statewide movement by African Americans for civil rights, a movement which since has been effectively erased from our collective memory. The book poses a profound challenge to our understanding of the limits and possibilities of African American resistance in the early twentieth century. This analysis of how a politically and economically marginalized community nurtures the capacity for struggle speaks as much to our time as to 1919."--Charles Payne, author of I've Got the Light of Freedom

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520250031
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Series:
American Crossroads Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
410
Sales rank:
1,338,685
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Ortiz is Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida and the coeditor of Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell about Life in the Segregated South (2001).

Table of Contents

Preface : election day in Florida
Prologue : slavery and civil war1
1The promise of reconstruction9
2The struggle to save democracy33
3We are in the hands of the devil : fighting racial terrorism61
4To gain these fruits that have been earned : emancipation day85
5To see that none suffer : mutual aid and resistance101
6Looking for a free state to live in128
7Echoes of emancipation : the great wars in Florida142
8With babies in their arms : the voter registration movement171
9Election day, 1920205

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >