Encyclopedia of American Race Riots [2 volumes]: Greenwood Milestones in African American History

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots [2 volumes]: Greenwood Milestones in African American History


2008 Ida B. Wells and Cheikh Anta Diop Award for extraordinary Scholarship in Africana Studies

2007 Choice extraordinary educational identify

Race riots are the main obvious and modern screens of the racial strife working via America's background. usually city, typically outdoor the South, and more often than not white-instigated, the quantity and violence of race riots elevated as blacks migrated out of the agricultural South and into the North and West's industrialized towns throughout the early a part of the twentieth-century. although white / black violence has been the most typical kind of racial violence, riots related to Asians and Hispanics also are integrated and examined.

Race riots are the main obtrusive and modern screens of the racial strife working via America's heritage. regularly city, in most cases outdoors the South, and regularly white-instigated, the quantity and violence of race riots elevated as blacks migrated out of the agricultural South and into the North and West's industrialized towns through the early a part of the twentieth-century. whereas such a lot riots have happened in the earlier century, the encyclopedia reaches again to colonial historical past, giving the encyclopedia an remarkable ancient intensity. even though white on black violence has been the commonest kind of racial violence, riots regarding different racial and ethnic teams, corresponding to Asians and Hispanics, also are incorporated and tested. geared up A-Z, issues comprise: infamous riots just like the Tulsa Riots of 1921, the la Riots of 1965 and 1992; the African-American community's preparedness and responses to this odious type of mass violence; federal responses to rioting; an exam of the underlying motives of rioting; the reactions of well-liked figures reminiscent of H. Rap Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr to rioting; and lots more and plenty more.

Many of the entries describe and research specific riots and violent racial incidents, together with the subsequent: Belleville, Illinois, rebellion of 1903 Harlem, ny, rebel of 1943 Howard seashore Incident, 1986 Jackson nation college Incident, 1970 la, California, revolt of 1992 Memphis, Tennessee, insurrection of 1866 pink summer time Race Riots of 1919 Southwest Missouri Riots 1894-1906 Texas Southern collage revolt of 1967 Entries masking the sufferers and competitors of race violence, comprise the next: Black infantrymen, Lynching of Black ladies, Lynching of Diallo, Amadou Hawkins, Yusef King, Rodney Randolph, A. Philip Roosevelt, Eleanor until, Emmett, Lynching of Turner, Mary, Lynching of Wells-Barnett, Ida B. Many entries additionally hide laws that has addressed racial violence and inequality, in addition to teams and businesses that experience both fought or promoted racial violence, together with the next: Anti-Lynching League Civil Rights Act of 1957 monetary chance Act of 1964 Ku Klux Klan nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP) state of Islam Vigilante businesses White League different entries specialise in appropriate ideas, tendencies, issues, and guides. in addition to nearly three hundred cross-referenced entries, so much of which finish with lists of extra readings, the encyclopedia additionally bargains a timeline of racial violence within the usa, an in depth bibliography of print and digital assets, a range of vital fundamental records, a number of illustrations, and a close topic index.

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