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The Resource The silencing of Ruby McCollum : race, class, and gender in the South, Tammy Evans ; foreword by Jacqueline Jones Royster ; afterword by Lynn Worsham

The silencing of Ruby McCollum : race, class, and gender in the South, Tammy Evans ; foreword by Jacqueline Jones Royster ; afterword by Lynn Worsham

Label
The silencing of Ruby McCollum : race, class, and gender in the South
Title
The silencing of Ruby McCollum
Title remainder
race, class, and gender in the South
Statement of responsibility
Tammy Evans ; foreword by Jacqueline Jones Royster ; afterword by Lynn Worsham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Silencing of Ruby McCollum refutes the carefully constructed public memory of one of the most famous - and underexamined - biracial murders in American history. On August 3, 1952, African American housewife Ruby McCollum drove to the office of Dr. C. LeRoy Adams, beloved white physician in the segregated small town of Live Oak, Florida. With her two young children in tow, McCollum calmly gunned down the doctor during (according to public sentiment) "an argument over a medical bill." Soon, a very different motive emerged, with McCollum alleging horrific mental and physical abuse at Adams's hand
  • In reaction to these allegations and an increasingly intrusive media presence, the town quickly cobbled together what would become the public facade of Adams's murder - a more "acceptable" motive for McCollum's actions." "Employing multiple methodologies to achieve her voice - historical research, feminist theory, African American literary criticism, African American history, and investigative journalism - Tammy Evans analyzes the texts surrounding the affair to suggest that an imposed code of silence demands not only the construction of an official story but also the transformation of a community's citizens into agents who will reproduce and perpetuate this version of events, improbable and unlikely though they may be."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Tammy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCollum, Ruby
  • McCollum, Ruby
  • Trials (Murder)
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Social conditions
  • Trials
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Southern States
  • Florida
  • Southern States
Label
The silencing of Ruby McCollum : race, class, and gender in the South, Tammy Evans ; foreword by Jacqueline Jones Royster ; afterword by Lynn Worsham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Words and doing": the politics of silence in southern rhetoric -- "It was all routine": the trial(s) of Ruby McCollum -- Discourses of contention: punctuating McCollum's sentence(s) of silence
Control code
ocm63705874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 173 pages
Isbn
9780813029733
Lccn
2006040361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The silencing of Ruby McCollum : race, class, and gender in the South, Tammy Evans ; foreword by Jacqueline Jones Royster ; afterword by Lynn Worsham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Words and doing": the politics of silence in southern rhetoric -- "It was all routine": the trial(s) of Ruby McCollum -- Discourses of contention: punctuating McCollum's sentence(s) of silence
Control code
ocm63705874
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 173 pages
Isbn
9780813029733
Lccn
2006040361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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