Terror in the heart of freedom : citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the postemancipation South /

The meaning of race in the antebellum southern United States was anchored in the racial exclusivity of slavery (coded as black) and full citizenship (coded as white as well as male). These traditional definitions of race were radically disrupted after emancipation, when citizenship was granted to al...

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Main Author: Rosen, Hannah (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Series:Gender & American culture.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:The meaning of race in the antebellum southern United States was anchored in the racial exclusivity of slavery (coded as black) and full citizenship (coded as white as well as male). These traditional definitions of race were radically disrupted after emancipation, when citizenship was granted to all persons born in the United States and suffrage was extended to all men. Hannah Rosen persuasively argues that in this critical moment of Reconstruction, contests over the future meaning of race were often fought on the terrain of gender. Sexual violence--specifically, white-on-black rape--emerged as.
Physical Description:1 online resource (407 pages) : illustrations
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-379) and index.
ISBN:9780807888568
0807888567
9781469605715
1469605716
9780807832028
0807832022
9780807858820
080785882X