Rape and race in the nineteenth-century South / Diane Miller Sommerville.

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Main Author: Sommerville, Diane Miller
Format: Book
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
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Table of Contents:
  • Not so heinous as at first might be supposed : slave rape, gender, and class in old South communities
  • A manifest distinction between a woman and a female child : rape law, children, and the antebellum South
  • He shall suffer death : Black-on-white rape law in the early South
  • The very helplessness of the accused appeals to our sympathy : rape, race, and Southern appellate law
  • Against all odds? : Free Blacks on trial for rape in the antebellum South
  • Rarely known to violate a white woman : slave rape in Civil War-era Virginia
  • Our judiciary system is a farce : remapping the legal landscape of rape in the post-emancipation South
  • Foul daughter of Reconstruction? : Black rape in the Reconstruction South
  • The old thread-bare lie : the rape myth and alternatives to lynching
  • Appendix. Rape, race, and rhetoric : the rape myth in historiographical perspective.