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The Resource Terror in the heart of freedom : citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the postemancipation South, Hannah Rosen, (electronic resource)

Terror in the heart of freedom : citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the postemancipation South, Hannah Rosen, (electronic resource)

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Terror in the heart of freedom : citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the postemancipation South
Title
Terror in the heart of freedom
Title remainder
citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the postemancipation South
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Hannah Rosen
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Language
eng
Summary
The meaning of race in the antebellum southern United States was anchored in the racial exclusivity of slavery (coded as black) and full citizenship (coded as white as well as male). These traditional definitions of race were radically disrupted after emancipation, when citizenship was granted to all persons born in the United States and suffrage was extended to all men. Hannah Rosen persuasively argues that in this critical moment of Reconstruction, contests over the future meaning of race were often fought on the terrain of gender.Sexual violence--specifically, white-on-black rape--emerged as a critical arena in postemancipation struggles over African American citizenship. Analyzing the testimony of rape survivors, Rosen finds that white men often staged elaborate attacks meant to enact prior racial hierarchy. Through their testimony, black women defiantly rejected such hierarchy and claimed their new and equal rights. Rosen explains how heated debates over interracial marriage were also attempts by whites to undermine African American men's demands for suffrage and a voice in public affairs. By connecting histories of rape and discourses of "social equality" with struggles over citizenship, Rosen shows how gendered violence and gendered rhetorics of race together produced a climate of terror for black men and women seeking to exercise their new rights as citizens. Linking political events at the city, state, and regional levels, Rosen places gender and sexual violence at the heart of understanding the reconsolidation of race and racism in the postemancipation United States
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Midwest
Dewey number
323.1196/073075
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Gender and American culture
Target audience
adult
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Terror in the heart of freedom : citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the postemancipation South, Hannah Rosen, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807888568
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719276
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remote
Stock number
11719276
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(MWT)MWT11719276
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Terror in the heart of freedom : citizenship, sexual violence, and the meaning of race in the postemancipation South, Hannah Rosen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807888568
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719276
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719276
System control number
(MWT)MWT11719276
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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