Flood 2009 Protests

Title Information

Author: Dawn Rae Flood

Title: Stormy Protests On Sex Crimes

Subtitle: Local Debates About Race and Rape In Post War Chicagoland

Journal: Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

Volume: 102

Issue: 3-4

Year: Fall-Winter 2009

Pages: 429-459

ISSN: 1522-1067 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | U.S. History | Representations: Press; Types: Interracial Rape

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Additional Information

Author: Dawn Flood, Department of History, University of Regina

Abstract: »The article discusses how the print media in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area represented incidents of sexual violence against women after World War II, exploring issues of racism, the capabilities of the area's police forces, tensions between urban and suburban areas, and local government. During August and September 1945, a series of sexually violent crimes targeting white women in Evanston, Illinois occurred which were reported locally. Competing accounts of the crimes and the editorial responses which appeared in the newspaper "Chicago Daily Tribune" and the African American newspaper "Chicago Defender" are considered.« (Source: EBSCOhost)


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Wikipedia: Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune

Added: May 24, 2014 | Last updated: May 31, 2014