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

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

  • Title: Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching
  • Author: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
  • ISBN: 9780231082839
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.Revolt Against Chivalry is the account of how Jesse DThis 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.Revolt Against Chivalry is the account of how Jesse Daniel Ames and the antilynching campaign she led fused the causes of social feminism and racial justice in the South during the 1920s and 1930s.The book traces Ames s political path from suffragism to militant antiracism and provides a detailed description of the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, which served through the 1930s as the chief expression of antilynching sentiment in the white South.Revolt Against Chivalry is also a biography of Ames herself it shows how Ames connected women s opposition to violence with their search for influence and self definition, thereby leading a revolt against chivalry which was part of both sexual and racial emancipation.
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    • Stacey says:

      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.

    • Sue says:

      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 says:

      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. says:

      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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