The Rural Face of White Supremacy

The Rural Face of White Supremacy : BEYOND JIM CROW

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Now in paperback, The Rural Face of White Supremacy presents a detailed study of the daily experiences of ordinary people in rural Hancock County, Georgia. Drawing on his own interviews with over two hundred black and white residents, Mark Schultz argues that the residents acted on the basis of personal rather than institutional relationships. As a result, Hancock County residents experienced more intimate face-to-face interactions, which made possible more black agency than their urban counterparts were allowed. While they were still firmly entrenched within an exploitive white supremacist culture, this relative freedom did create a space for a range of interracial relationships that included mixed housing, midwifery, church services, meals, and even common-law marriages.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 025207436X
  • 9780252074363

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"The Rural Face of White Supremacy is an important book, sure to attract attention and help shape our view of race relations in the twentieth-century South."--J. Morgan Kousser, professor of history and social sciences, California Institute of Technology "Mark Schultz illuminates a shadowy corner of the South with vivid depictions of work, race relations, and violence in Hancock County, Georgia. By connecting the memories of Hancock residents, past and present, with a trove of documentary evidence and then situating his evidence in the context of historical and autobiographical writing about the region, Schultz constructs a thoughtful, careful, and revealing study of race in the rural South during the twentieth century." --Robert C. McMath Jr., professor of history, Georgia Institute of Technology "An unusually rich and dense portrait. . . . Schultz's compelling, detailed account illuminates the basic fact of southern history: the two races have always been inextricably bound together. . . . Although Schultz scrupulously eschews romanticizing what Martin Luther King Jr. called 'the intimacy of life' between rural blacks and whites, his work corrects some of the best-publicized recent chronicles of southern life in this period." --The Atlantic Monthlyshow more

About Mark Roman Schultz

Mark Schultz is an associate professor of history at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois.show more

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