Interconnections : Gender and Race in American History


Interconnections : Gender and Race in American History



Edited by Carol Faulkner and Alison M. Parker [College at Brockport faculty member].

The chapters in this volume, collected for a conference held at the University of Rochester, see the interconnections between gender and race as fundamental to American identity and central to American history. This collection builds on decades of interdisciplinary scholarship by African American women and gender historians and feminist scholars, attempting to bridge the gap between well-developed theories of race, gender, and power andthe practice of historical research. It reveals the interdependent construction of racial and gender identity in individuals' lived experiences in specific historical contexts, such as westward expansion, civil rights movements, or economic depression as well as national and transnational debates over marriage, citizenship and sexual mores. All of these essays consider multiple aspects of identity, including sexuality, class, religion, and nationality, among others, but the volume emphasizes gender and race--the focus of our new book series--as principal bases of identity and locations of power and oppression in American history.



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Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, c2012.

vi, 292 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm.


United States History | Women's History




Located in Drake Library at: E185.86 .I67 2012

CONTENTS: Historicizing intersectionality as a critical lens : returning to the work of Anna Julia Cooper / Vivian M. May -- "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" and other concealments : households, taverns, and irregular intimacies in antebellum New Orleans / Rashauna J. Chenault -- "There are two great oceans" : the slavery metaphor in the antebellum women's rights discourse as redescription of race and gender / Hélène Quanquin -- "Grandpa brown didn't have no land" : race, gender, and an intruder of color in Indian Territory / Kendra Taira Field -- Countable bodies, uncountable crimes : sexual assault and the antilynching movement / Michelle Kuhl -- Persecuting black men and gendering jury service : the interplay between race and gender in the NAACP jury service cases of the 1930s / Meredith Clark-Wiltz -- A "corrupting influence" : idleness and sexuality during the Great Depression / Michele Mitchell -- What women want : the paradoxes of postmodernity as seen through Promise Keeper and Million Man March women / Deborah Gray White -- Epilogue : gender and race as cultural barriers to black women in politics / Carol Moseley Braun.

Interconnections : Gender and Race in American History