Gender and Jim Crow by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 (Gender and American Culture)

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Glenda Gilmore recovers the rich nuances of southern political history by placing black women at its center. She explores the pivotal and interconnected roles played by gender and race in North Carolina politics from the period immediately preceding the disfranchisement of black men in 1900 to the time black and white women gained the vote in 1920. ###Gender and Jim Crow# argues that the ideology of white supremacy embodied in the Jim Crow laws of the turn of the century profoundly reordered society and that within this environment, black women crafted an enduring tradition of political activism

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Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University. A North Carolina native, she writes extensively on Southern history. She and her family live in New Haven, Connecticut.
Published September 23, 1996 by The University of North Carolina Press. 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Travel. Non-fiction

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Using her native North Carolina as a geographical focus, Gilmore (History/Yale Univ.), first illustrates the tenuous postCivil War openness that fostered a black middle class, details the institution of a policy of white supremacy that by 1900 resulted in the demonization and disenfranchisement o...

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Her description of the events leading up the 1899 amendment that effectively deprived North Carolina's black men of the franchise is fine narrative history, filled with cowardly politicians and self-serving firebrands willing to exploit the bugaboo of the predatory black man threatening the purit...

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wanted me to - I started out school on a white campus so I wound up pledging to a national service sorority - later when I got to Howard I was already in Gamma Sigma Sigma - and was too busy getting into political hot water to take time out to become a Delta - though I worked closely with many on...

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