The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland
DAMARIS B. HILL – CONTRIBUTIONS BY JASON BARRETT-FOX; DAMARIS B. HILL; TAMMY L. KERNODLE; DENISE LOW-WESO; VALERIE MENDOZA AND JAMES WEST
The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland engages in an important conversation about race relations in the twentieth century and significantly extends the historical narrative of the Civil Rights Movement. The essays in this collection examine instances of racial and gender oppression in the American heartland—which is conceived of here as having a specific cultural significance which resists diversity—in the twentieth century, instances which have often been ignored or overshadowed in typical historical narratives. The contributors explore the intersections of suffrage, race relations, and cultural histories, and add to an ongoing dialogue about representations of race and gender within the context of regional and national narratives.