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Title Gender and lynching : the politics of memory / [edited by] Evelyn M. Simien
Edition 1st ed
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 184 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Evelyn M. Simien -- Mary Turner, hidden memory, and narrative possibility / Julie Buckner Armstrong -- Sisters in motherhood : the politics of race and gender in lynching drama / Koritha Mitchell -- The antislavery roots of African American women's antilynching literature, 1895-1920 / Barbara McCaskill -- "A woman was lynched the other day" : memory, gender, and the limits of traumatic representation / Jennifer D. Williams -- The politics of sexuality in Billie Holiday's "Strange fruit" / Fumiko Sakashita -- Gender, race, and public space : photography and memory in the massacre of East Saint Louis and the Crisis Magazine / Anne Rice
Summary "Where much of the scholarship on lynching and its victims has focused on African American men, Gender and Lynching is the first to examine African American women in this history. The authorsprobe the reasons and circumstances surrounding the death and torture of African American female victims, employing such methodological approaches as comparative historical work, content and media analysis, and literary criticism."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Lynching -- Sex differences -- United States -- History
African American women -- Violence against -- United States -- History
Rape -- United States -- History
Lynching in literature.
Lynching in art.
Sexism -- United States -- History
Racism -- United States -- History
Black & Asian studies -- USA -- Africa.
Gender studies: women -- USA -- Africa.
TRUE CRIME -- General.
African American women -- Violence against.
Lynching in art.
Lynching in literature.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Simien, Evelyn M., 1974- editor.
ISBN 9781137001221