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Voogd, Jan
Race riots & resistance : the Red Summer of 1919 / Jan Voogd
Alternate Title Red summer of 1919
New York : Peter Lang, c2008
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HV6477 .V66 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Race riots -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subject United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description x, 234 p. : maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-221) and index
Contents Part 1: The Background -- What are "Race riots?" -- The Red Summer in Context : 1917-1921 -- Part 2: The Riots -- Riots as an hysterical reaction to (perceived or threatened) racial caste rupture -- Riots arising out of labor conflicts, disputes, and strikes -- Riots involving the military as agents or targets -- Riots arising out of local politics -- Part 3: The aftermath -- Exchanging views of the race riots -- Stopping the riots and taking responsibility -- The legacy of the Red Summer riots
Review "Race Riots and Resistance uncovers a long-hidden, tragic chapter of American history. Focusing on the "Red Summer" of 1919 in which black communities were targeted by white mobs, the book examines the contexts out of which white racial violence arose. It shows how the riots transcended any particularity of cause, and in doing so calls into question many longstanding beliefs about racial violence. The book goes on to portray the riots as a phenomenon, documenting the number of incidents, describing the events in detail, and analyzing the patterns that emerge from looking at the riots collectively. Finally and significantly, Race Riots and Resistance argues that the response to the riots marked an early stage of what came to be known as the Civil Rights Movement."--Jacket
Series African-American literature and culture

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