Anatomy of Four Race Riots: Racial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa, and Chicago, 1919-1921

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Univ. Press of Mississippi, Oct 30, 2008 - History - 128 pages

Anatomy of Four Race Riots is a study of the terrible racial violence that erupted in four different communities of America during the post World War I years, racial violence that left hundreds dead or injured and a massive amount of destruction in its wake.

Although the igniting incident or event varied somewhat, there was a similarity in the racial climate that existed in each town. The emerging blacks, boosted economically and idealistically by the war effort, were viewed as a threat by some of the whites. The bloody confrontations described here were grave evidence of the intensity of the fear and hatred that existed between a portion of the races.



 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Knoxville Riot
21
The Elaine Riot
38
The Tulsa Riot
56
The Chicago Riot
74
Conclusion
97
Appendixes
103
Bibliography
119
Index
125
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Lee E. Williams was Dean for Administration at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Lee E. Williams II is professor of history at the University of Alabama, Huntsville.

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