The United States has a troubling history of violence regarding race. This book explores the emotionally charged conditions and factors that incited the eruption of race riots in America between the Progressive Era and World War II.
• A comprehensive chronology of race riots between the Progressive Era and World War II
• A bibliography of race riot research materials
• An index highlighting important concepts, people, and events
|Series:||Praeger Series on American Political Culture Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Ann V. Collins, PhD, is assistant professor of political science at McKendree University, Lebanon, IL. Collins has written numerous encyclopedia articles on American race riots.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword ix
Chapter 1 Race Riots: Structural Factors, Cultural Framing, and Precipitating Events 1
Chapter 2 Racial Pogroms 13
Chapter 3 "If We Have to Choke the Current of the Cape Fear with Carcasses": Case Studies of Six Racial Pogroms 35
Chapter 4 The Red Summer of 1919 71
Chapter 5 "Look Out: You're Next for Hell": Case Studies of Six Race Riots 87
Chapter 6 Transitions: The Changing Nature of Race Riots 115
What People are Saying About This
"All Hell Broke Loose, by Ann V. Collins, fills a major void in our understanding of white-on-black violence in American history. In focusing on significant race riots that erupted between the Wilmington race riot of 1898 and the end of the Second World War, she has identified the "structural factors, cultural framing, and precipitating events," which caused blood to run in the streets of so many towns and cities across the country. Intelligently conceived and meticulously researched, this book is valuable not only for the scholar of race relations, but also for the general reader concerned about America's future."
"In this long-needed volume, Ann Collins has done a first-rate job of dissecting the devastating, yet often ignored, race riots which plagued the United States during the first half of the Twentieth century. Part carefully constructed narrative, part skillful analysis, All Hell Broke Loose has much to offer students, scholars, and policy-makers alike."