The Resource Growing up Jim Crow: : how Black and White southern children learned race, Jennifer Ritterhouse, (electronic resource)

Growing up Jim Crow: : how Black and White southern children learned race, Jennifer Ritterhouse, (electronic resource)

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Growing up Jim Crow: : how Black and White southern children learned race
Title
Growing up Jim Crow:
Title remainder
how Black and White southern children learned race
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Jennifer Ritterhouse
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Language
eng
Summary
In the segregated South of the early twentieth century, unwritten rules guided every aspect of individual behavior, from how blacks and whites stood, sat, ate, drank, walked, and talked to whether they made eye contact with one another. Jennifer Ritterhouse asks how children learned this racial "etiquette," which was sustained by coercion and the threat of violence. More broadly, she asks how individuals developed racial self-consciousness. Parental instruction was an important factor--both white parents' reinforcement of a white supremacist worldview and black parents' oppositional lessons in respectability and race pride. Children also learned much from their interactions across race lines. The fact that black youths were often eager to stand up for themselves, despite the risks, suggests that the emotional underpinnings of the civil rights movement were in place long before the historical moment when change became possible. Meanwhile, a younger generation of whites continued to enforce traditional patterns of domination and deference in private, while also creating an increasingly elaborate system of segregation in public settings. Exploring relationships between public and private and between segregation, racial etiquette, and racial violence, Growing Up Jim Crow sheds new light on tradition and change in the South and the meanings of segregation within southern culture
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
305.896/07307509041
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
Growing up Jim Crow: : how Black and White southern children learned race, Jennifer Ritterhouse, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11720640
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MWT11720640
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Growing up Jim Crow: : how Black and White southern children learned race, Jennifer Ritterhouse, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11720640
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11720640
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11720640
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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