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 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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Review: Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against LynchingUser Review - Sue - Goodreads
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. Read full review
Review: Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against LynchingUser Review - Rebecca - Goodreads
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. Read full review
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