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The Resource Living with lynching : African American lynching plays, performance, and citizenship, 1890-1930, Koritha Mitchell

Living with lynching : African American lynching plays, performance, and citizenship, 1890-1930, Koritha Mitchell

Label
Living with lynching : African American lynching plays, performance, and citizenship, 1890-1930
Title
Living with lynching
Title remainder
African American lynching plays, performance, and citizenship, 1890-1930
Statement of responsibility
Koritha Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 demonstrates that popular lynching plays were mechanisms through which African American communities survived actual and photographic mob violence. Often available in periodicals, lynching plays were read aloud or acted out by black church members, schoolchildren, and families. Koritha Mitchell shows that African Americans performed and read the scripts in community settings to certify to each other that lynch victims were not the isolated brutes that dominant discourses made them out to be. Instead, the play scripts often described victims as honorable heads of household being torn from model domestic units by white violence. In closely analyzing the political and spiritual uses of black theatre during the Progressive Era, Mitchell demonstrates that audiences were shown affective ties in black families, a subject often erased in mainstream images of African Americans. Examining lynching plays as archival texts that embody and reflect broad networks of sociocultural activism and exchange in the lives of black Americans, Mitchell finds that audiences were rehearsing and improvising new ways of enduring in the face of widespread racial terrorism. Images of the black soldier, lawyer, mother, and wife helped readers assure each other that they were upstanding individuals who deserved the right to participate in national culture and politics. These powerful community coping efforts helped African Americans band together and withstand the nation's rejection of them as viable citizens."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Koritha
Dewey number
812/.509896073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS338.N4
LC item number
M455 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The new black studies series
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  • American drama
  • American drama
  • American drama
  • One-act plays, American
  • Lynching in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Citizenship in literature
  • DRAMA
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • African Americans in literature
  • American drama
  • American drama
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Lynching in literature
  • One-act plays, American
  • Violence in literature
Label
Living with lynching : African American lynching plays, performance, and citizenship, 1890-1930, Koritha Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making lynching drama and its contributions legible. Scenes and scenarios : reading aright -- Redefining "black theater" -- Developing a genre, asserting black citizenship. The black soldier : elevating community conversation -- The black lawyer : preserving testimony -- The black mother/wife : negotiating trauma -- The pimp and coward : offering gendered revisions
Control code
785781172
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252093524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8g8w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781172
Label
Living with lynching : African American lynching plays, performance, and citizenship, 1890-1930, Koritha Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making lynching drama and its contributions legible. Scenes and scenarios : reading aright -- Redefining "black theater" -- Developing a genre, asserting black citizenship. The black soldier : elevating community conversation -- The black lawyer : preserving testimony -- The black mother/wife : negotiating trauma -- The pimp and coward : offering gendered revisions
Control code
785781172
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252093524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8g8w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781172

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