Nevels, Cynthia Skove, 1955-

Lynching to belong : claiming Whiteness through racial violence / Cynthia Skove Nevels. - 1st ed. - College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2007. - xi, 189 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm. - Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University ; no. 106 . - Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University ; no. 106. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-181) and index.

The banner county -- A White man's town -- The Italians -- The Irish -- The Bohemians and the Jews.

Nevels argues that five racially motivated murders of black men in Brazos County, Texas, point to an emerging social phenomenon of the time: the desire of newly arrived European immigrants to assert their place in society and the use of racial violence to achieve that end.

9781585445899 (cloth : alk. paper) 1585445894 (cloth : alk. paper)

2007007624

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013789848 Uk


Whites--Race identity--History.--Texas--Brazos County
European Americans--Race identity--History.--Texas--Brazos County
Immigrants--Social conditions.--Texas--Brazos County
Immigrants--Attitudes--History.--Texas--Brazos County
Racism--History.--Texas--Brazos County
African Americans--Crimes against--History.--Texas--Brazos County
Lynching--History.--Texas--Brazos County
Violence--History.--Texas--Brazos County


Brazos County (Tex.)--Race relations--History--19th century.
Brazos County (Tex.)--Race relations--History--20th century.

F392.B84 / N485 2007

305.8009764/242