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Authors: Ruth Thompson-Miller, Joe R. Feagin, and Leslie H. Picca

Title: Jim Crow's Legacy

Subtitle: The Lasting Impact of Segregation

Place: Lanham, MD

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Year: 2014

Pages: 278pp.

Series: Perspectives on a Multiracial America

ISBN-13: 9781442230279 (cloth) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781442241633 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781442230286 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Types: Interracial Rape



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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Authors:

Joe R. Feagin: Wikipedia

Leslie H. Picca, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of DaytonResearchGate

Ruth Thompson-Miller, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of DaytonResearchGate

Contents:

  Preface (p. xi)
  Acknowledgments (p. xv)
  1 Introduction (p. 1)
    Historical Background: Slavery and Jim Crow (p. 5)
    Our Conceptual Approach (p. 7)
    Our Research Methods and Participants (p. 9)
    Outline of Chapters (p. 12)
  2 The Reality and Impact of Jim Crow (p. 15)
    Jim Crow Traumas and Racial Stress: The Segretaton Stress Syndrome (p. 16)
    Racially Traumatic Events: Loss of Land (p. 17)
    Racially Traumatic Events: Loss of Life (p. 20)
    The Segregation Stress Syndrome as Collective Experience (p. 23)
    The Segregation Stress Syndrome: Mistrust of Whites (p. 25)
    The Segregation Stress Syndrome: Difficult and Racialized Memories (p. 29)
    Conclusion (p. 32)
  3 Everyday Surveillance and Racial Framing (p. 35)
    Denial of One's Name (p. 38)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: Denial of Necessities (p. 41)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: More Travel Restrictions (p. 48)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: Travel Restrictions and Trains (p. 52)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: Traveling by Car (p. 54)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: Major Discrimination in Stores (p. 57)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: More Discrimination in Stors (p. 61)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: Framing Black Domestics as Criminal (p. 64)
    Conclusion (p. 67)
  4 More Surveillance of Black Bodies (p. 69)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: Navigating Public Spaces (p. 69)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: Learning Your "Place" (p. 75)
    Surveillance and Controlling Black Bodies: Negative Interactions with the Police (p. 81)
    The Ultimate White Control: Terroristic Lynchings (p. 86)
    Blocking Black Access to Economic and Social Capital (p. 90)
    Conclusion (p. 97)
  5 Rape and Rape Threats: More Weapons of White Terror (p. 99)
    Centuries of Slavery and the Rape of Black Women (p. 100)
    Rape during the Jim Crow Era (p. 103)
    Rape of Black Women: Jim Crow's Violent Sexual Reality (p. 104)
    Rapes of Children and Protective Socialization (p. 109)
    Rapes of Girls and Women: Economic Dimensions (p. 112)
    The Places and Perpetrators of Rape (p. 114)
    Dissenting Whites: Individual Disadvantages and Societal Advantages (p. 115)
    The Criminal "Injustice" System (p. 117)
    Impact on Black Gender Relations (p. 120)
    Sustained Sexual Coercion: More Community Complexities (p. 125)
    Long-Term White-Black Relationships (p. 127)
    Rape's Impact: The Black Children of White Men (p. 131)
    Black Resistance to White Rapists (p. 132)
    Conclusion (p. 136)
  6 Coping and Resistance Strategies (p. 139)
    Colorism and Passing for White (p. 141)
    Passing as Coping (p. 143)
    Passing as Resisting (p. 146)
    Other Coping Strategies (p. 148)
    Active Resistance: Socializing Children (p. 169)
    More Active Resistance: Maintaining Integrity (p. 179)
    Conclusion (p. 189)
  7 Fifty Years Later: Jim Crow Unwilling to Die (p. 191)
    Problems in the Present, Hope for the Future (p. 193)
    Persisting White Supremacy (p. 197)
    Persisting Segregation in Public Settings (p. 198)
    Failing Public School Districts (p. 200)
    Differential Treatment at Work (p. 204)
    Continuing Black Surveillance: Racial Profiling (p. 212)
    Empowering Black Children: Lessons from Jim Crow (p. 216)
    The Case for Reparations for Jim Crow Oppression (p. 221)
    Conclusion (p. 228)
  Notes (p. 233)
  Index (p. 251)
  About the Authors (p. 261)

Description:

»Jim Crow’s Legacy shows the lasting impact of segregation on the lives of African Americans who lived through it, as well as its impact on future generations. The book draws on interviews with elderly African American southerners whose stories poignantly show the devastation of racism not only in the past, but also in the present.
The book introduces readers to the realities of the Jim Crow era for African Americans—from life at home to work opportunities to the broader social context in America. However, the book moves beyond merely setting the scene into the powerful memories of elderly African Americans who lived through Jim Crow. Their voices tell the complex stories of their everyday lives—from caring for white children to the racially-motivated murder of a loved one. Their stories show the pernicious impact of racism on both the past and the present. The authors use the phrase segregation stress syndrome to describe the long-term impact on physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as the unshakable influence of racism across years and generations.
Jim Crow’s Legacy takes readers on an unparalleled journey into the bitter realities of America’s racial past and shows racism’s unmistakable influence today.« (Source: Rowman & Littlefield)

Reviews:

Mitra, Diditi. Sociological Inquiry 86(4) (November 2016): 658-661. – Full Text: Wiley Online Library (Restricted Access)

Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of the United States