The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow

The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow : Staking Claims in the American Heartland

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The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland engages in an important conversation about race relations in the twentieth century and significantly extends the historical narrative of the Civil Rights Movement. The essays in this collection examine instances of racial and gender oppression in the American heartland-which is conceived of here as having a specific cultural significance which resists diversity-in the twentieth century, instances which have often been ignored or overshadowed in typical historical narratives. The contributors explore the intersections of suffrage, race relations, and cultural histories, and add to an ongoing dialogue about representations of race and gender within the context of regional and national narrativesshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 146 pages
  • 157 x 237 x 16mm | 385g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 4 black & white halftones
  • 0739197878
  • 9780739197875

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A thoughtful and extensive exploration of connections between the suffrage movement and the Civil Rights movement, The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow is a welcome contribution to college library American History and Sociology collections. Midwest Book Review The American Heartland just got bigger-the essays collected in this volume take intersectional approaches to race, gender, sexuality, and politics to expand our view on lives and cultures in the Midwest. -- Sherrie Tucker, University of Kansasshow more

About Damaris B. Hill

DaMaris B. Hill is assistant professor of English and African American and Africana studies at the University of more

Table of contents

Introduction, DaMaris B. Hill Chapter 1: Excerpt from Delaware Diaspora: Memoir of My Delaware Grandfather, Denise Low-Weso Chapter 2: From Mexican to Mexican-American in Kansas City, 1914-1940, Valerie Mendoza Chapter 3: Singing and Swinging in the Heartland: Black Women Musicians Making Music in the Midwest during the Jazz Age, Tammy L. Kernodle Chapter 4: Negotiating the Middle Border: Ambivalent Rhetorics of White Anti-Racism in 1920s Kansas, Jason Barrett-Fox Chapter 5: No Place like Home: Chicago's Black Metropolis and the Johnson Publishing Offices, 1942-1975, James West Chapter 6: From Vivi with Love: Studying the Great Migration, Chamara J. Kwakye Conclusion, DaMaris B. Hillshow more