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Lecture 3

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Department
History
Course
HIST-0034
Professor
Peniel Joseph
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 3 Reconstruction • Reconstruction of American democracy • Literal and figurative sense for blacks and whites • All over America • Attempts to grant blacks rights after slavery Redemption • White Supremacy takes over • Wilmington, GA 1898 • George C White 1901 • Coordinated violence against blacks and Republicans o Shotgun policy Suffrage • Only for black men • White and black women fighting for their suffrage • Not enough political leverage • Affirmative action mostly helps white women Return of White Supremacy • Whites should have more access to power in politics in all aspects of life • Universal idea of conquering and taking over all land o British • Ideology that blacks were racially inferior o Only whites should be in power o Everything should be segregated from whites and blacks • Booker T Washington tries to move around this idea o DuBois greatly disagrees, believes that we should completely reform this idea White Supremacist Ideology • “Whiteness” is a socially constructed and superordinate index with respect to access to  the existing political economy • White terror groups: Ku Klux Klan, Knights of the White Camellia o They are not aberrations, they are part of America  They are not outcasts or outliers Post­Reconstruction Racial Politics • Panic of northern capitalists cause them to sell out Black civil rights • W.E.B. DuBois: the public and psychological waves of whiteness precluded the white  working class from seeing the confluence of economic and political interests o Talks about double consciousness, understands that blacks are considered a  problem in America o Main black intellectual The Criminal Just Us System • Blacks did not sit on juries, received longer and harsher sentences than whites • Whites were rarely found guilty of crimes against blacks (led to proliferation of abuse) • Convict­lease system o Control of black labor under Redemption o Also prevented blacks from voting o Treated worse than during slavery o Segregation innovation begins in 19  Century Politics of Disfranchisement • Jim Crow Institutionalized
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