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The Resource Shrill hurrahs : women, gender, and racial violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900, Kate Côté Gillin, (electronic book)

Shrill hurrahs : women, gender, and racial violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900, Kate Côté Gillin, (electronic book)

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Shrill hurrahs : women, gender, and racial violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900
Title
Shrill hurrahs
Title remainder
women, gender, and racial violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900
Statement of responsibility
Kate Côté Gillin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In From eager lips came shrill hurrahs, Kate F. C. Gillin presents a new perspective on gender roles and racial violence in South Carolina during Reconstruction and the decades after the 1876 election of Wade Hampton as governor. In the aftermath of the Civil War, southerners struggled to either adapt or resist changes to their way of life. Gillin accurately perceives racial violence as an attempt by white southern men to reassert their masculinity, weakened by the war and emancipation, and as an attempt by white southern women to preserve their antebellum privileges. As she reevaluates relationships between genders, Gillin also explores relations within the female gender. She has demonstrated that white women often exacerbated racial and gender violence alongside men, even when other white women were victims of that violence. Through the nineteenth century, few bridges of sisterhood were built between black and white women. Black women asserted their rights as mothers, wives, and independent free women in the postwar years, while white women often opposed these assertions of black female autonomy. Ironically even black women participated in acts of intimidation and racial violence in an attempt to safeguard their rights. In the turmoil of an era that extinguished slavery and redefined black citizenship, race, not gender, often determined the relationships that black and white women displayed in the defeated South. By canvassing and documenting numerous incidents of racial violence, from lynching of black men to assaults on white women, Gillin proposes a new view of postwar South Carolina. Tensions grew over controversies including the struggle for land and labor, black politicization, the creation of the Ku Klux Klan, the election of 1876, and the rise of lynching. Gillin addresses these issues and more as she focusses on black women's asserted independence and white women's role in racial violence. Despite the white women's reactionary activism, the powerful presence of black women and their bravery in the face of white violence reshaped southern gender roles forever"--
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Gillin, Kate Côté
Dewey number
305.48/896073075709034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.S7
LC item number
G55 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Sex role
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • South Carolina
Label
Shrill hurrahs : women, gender, and racial violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900, Kate Côté Gillin, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10809245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (182 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Shrill hurrahs : women, gender, and racial violence in South Carolina, 1865-1900, Kate Côté Gillin, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10809245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (182 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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