Southern Horrors

Southern Horrors

Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching

Book - 2009
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"Between 1880 and 1930, close to 200 women were murdered by lynch mobs in the American South. Many more were tarred and feathered, burned, whipped, or raped. In this brutal world of white supremacist politics and patriarchy, a world violently divided by race, gender, and class, black and white women defended themselves and challenged the male power brokers. Crystal Feimster breaks new ground in her story of the racial politics of the postbellum South by focusing on the volatile issue of sexual violence."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780674035621
0674035623
Call Number: 364.134 F3271s
Characteristics: 314 p., [10] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm

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