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Growing up Jim Crow : how Black and White southern children learned race, Jennifer Ritterhouse

Label
Growing up Jim Crow : how Black and White southern children learned race
Title
Growing up Jim Crow
Title remainder
how Black and White southern children learned race
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ritterhouse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the segregated South of the early twentieth century, unwritten rules guided every aspect of individual behavior, from how blacks and whites stood, sat, ate, drank, walked, and talked to whether they made eye contact with one another. Jennifer Ritterhouse asks how children learned this racial "etiquette," which was sustained by coercion and the threat of violence. More broadly, she asks how individuals developed racial self-consciousness. Parental instruction was an important factor--both white parents' reinforcement of a white supremacist worldview and black parents' oppositional lessons in respectability and race pride. Children also learned much from their interactions across race lines. The fact that black youths were often eager to stand up for themselves, despite the risks, suggests that the emotional underpinnings of the civil rights movement were in place long before the historical moment when change became possible. Meanwhile, a younger generation of whites continued to enforce traditional patterns of domination and deference in private, while also creating an increasingly elaborate system of segregation in public settings. Exploring relationships between public and private and between segregation, racial etiquette, and racial violence, Growing Up Jim Crow sheds new light on tradition and change in the South and the meanings of segregation within southern culture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ritterhouse, Jennifer
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.R59 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • Race awareness in children
  • African American children
  • Children, White
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • Etiquette
Label
Growing up Jim Crow : how Black and White southern children learned race, Jennifer Ritterhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : forgotten alternatives -- The etiquette of race relations -- Carefully taught -- I knew then who I was -- Playing and fighting -- Adolescence -- Conclusion : children of the sun
Control code
ocm62535962
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780807856840
Lccn
2005035087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Growing up Jim Crow : how Black and White southern children learned race, Jennifer Ritterhouse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : forgotten alternatives -- The etiquette of race relations -- Carefully taught -- I knew then who I was -- Playing and fighting -- Adolescence -- Conclusion : children of the sun
Control code
ocm62535962
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Isbn
9780807856840
Lccn
2005035087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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