Sommerville analyzes black-on-white rape cases of the 19th-century South, challenging the notion that race was the sole agent in shaping white ideology on this issue. She shows that race competed with other forces--especially gender and class--to shape the ways southerners related to each other.The loss of faith in the southern system of justice was exacerbated by the presence of northern and Unionist sympathizers as provisional governors, and later as elected Republican governors. Gubernatorial pardons of convicted black anbsp;...
|Title||:||Rape and Race in the Nineteenth-century South|
|Author||:||Diane Miller Sommerville|
|Publisher||:||Univ of North Carolina Press - 2004|