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Redefining Rape

Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674088115

Publication Date: 10/05/2015

Academic Trade

416 pages


  • Introduction: The Political History of Rape
  • 1. The Narrowing Meaning of Rape
  • 2. The Crime of Seduction
  • 3. Empowering White Women
  • 4. Contesting the Rape of Black Women
  • 5. The Racialization of Rape and Lynching
  • 6. African Americans Redefine Sexual Violence
  • 7. Raising the Age of Consent
  • 8. From Protection to Sexualization
  • 9. The Sexual Vulnerability of Boys
  • 10. “Smashing the Masher”
  • 11. After Suffrage
  • 12. The Anti-Lynching Movement
  • 13. Scottsboro and Its Legacies
  • 14. The Enduring Politics of Rape
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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