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Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching

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This newly updated edition connects the past with the present, using the Clarence Thomas hearings -and their characterization by Thomas as a "high-tech lynching"- to examine the links between white supremacy and the sexual abuse of black women, and the difficulty of forging an antiracist movement against sexual violence.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 2nd 1993 by Columbia University Press (first published May 1st 1979)
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Stacey
Dec 03, 2010 Stacey rated it really liked it
Over thirty years after its publication, this book remains an essential work of southern women's history. I cannot recall if I first read it as an advanced undergraduate or an early graduate student, but re-reading it this week reminded me of the significant contribution it made to the field. Hall's weaving of biography, social history and political history is masterful and her comepelling prose far too rare in historical writing. I thoroughly enjoyed redisovering this work.
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Apr 23, 2008 Sue rated it really liked it
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This book traces lynching from the late nineteenth century through the 1930s (and brings in a comparison with the Anita Hill hearings in the more recent edition). This book is part biography (Jesse Daniel Ames) part movement history.
Rebecca
Oct 19, 2007 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: school
Another book about the anti-lynching campaign in America, although told from the perspective of a white Southern woman. More about the organization, and not as great as the one on Ida B. Wells, but still interesting.

V.
Nov 16, 2010 V. rated it really liked it
Shelves: scholarly-digs
This is an excellent, easy-to-digest book for anyone interested in community activism during the early 20th century. Not only does it address anti-lynching efforts by women, but it offers insight into how race, class, and gender affected (and continues to affect) interracial activism.
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