Growing Up Jim Crow: The Racial Socialization of Black and White Southern Children, 1890-1940
Jennifer Ritterhouse | ISBN: 080783016X | PDF | 321 pages | 2006 | 7 MB
In the segregated South of the early twentieth century, unwritten rules guided every aspect of individual behavior, from how blacks and whites stood, sat, ate, drank, walked, and talked to whether they made eye contact with one another. Jennifer Ritterhouse asks how children learned this racial "etiquette," which was sustained by coercion and the threat of violence. More broadly, she asks how individuals developed racial self-consciousness.