Rape and Race in the Nineteenth-century South
Sommerville analyzes black-on-white rape cases of the 19th-century South, challenging the notion that race was the sole agent in shaping white ideology on this issue. She shows that race competed with other forces--especially gender and class--to shape the ways southerners related to each other.
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NOT SO HEINOUS AS AT FIRST MIGHT BE SUPPOSED Slave Rape Gender and Class in Old South Communities
A MANIFEST DISTINCTION BETWEEN A WOMAN AND A FEMALE CHILD Rape Law Children and the Antebellum South
HE SHALL SUFFER DEATH BlackonWhite Rape Law in the Early South
THE VERY HELPLESSNESS OF THE ACCUSED APPEALS TO OUR SYMPATHY Rape Race and Southern Appellate Law
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OUR JUDICIARY SYSTEM IS A FARCE Remapping the Legal Landscape of Rape in the PostEmancipation South
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