Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 / Edition 1 by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore | 9780807822876 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 / Edition 1

Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 / Edition 1

by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807822876

ISBN-13: 9780807822876

Pub. Date: 09/23/1996

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Glenda Gilmore recovers the rich nuances of southern political history by placing black women at its center. She explores the pivotal and interconnected roles played by gender and race in North Carolina politics from the period immediately preceding the disfranchisement of black men in 1900 to the time black and white women gained the vote in 1920. Gender and

Overview

Glenda Gilmore recovers the rich nuances of southern political history by placing black women at its center. She explores the pivotal and interconnected roles played by gender and race in North Carolina politics from the period immediately preceding the disfranchisement of black men in 1900 to the time black and white women gained the vote in 1920. Gender and Jim Crow argues that the ideology of white supremacy embodied in the Jim Crow laws of the turn of the century profoundly reordered society and that within this environment, black women crafted an enduring tradition of political activism. According to Gilmore, a generation of educated African American women emerged in the 1890s to become, in effect, diplomats to the white community after the disfranchisement of their husbands, brothers, and fathers. Using the lives of African American women to tell the larger story, Gilmore chronicles black women's political strategies, their feminism, and their efforts to forge political ties with white women. Her analysis highlights the active role played by women of both races in the political process and in the emergence of southern progressivism. In addition, Gilmore illuminates the manipulation of concepts of gender by white supremacists and shows how this rhetoric changed once women, black and white, gained the vote.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807822876
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/23/1996
Series:
Gender and American Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.36(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xv
1 Place and Possibility 1
2 Race and Womanhood 31
3 Race and Manhood 61
4 Sex and Violence in Procrustes's Bed 91
5 No Middle Ground 119
6 Diplomatic Women 147
7 Forging Interracial Links 177
8 Women and Ballots 203
Epilogue 225
Notes 229
Bibliography 311
Index 375

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