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The Rosewood MassacreAn Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence$
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Edward González-Tennant

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056784

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056784.001.0001

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Intersectional Violence in Rosewood and Beyond

Intersectional Violence in Rosewood and Beyond

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(p.123) 5 Intersectional Violence in Rosewood and Beyond
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The Rosewood Massacre
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Edward González-Tennant

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056784.003.0005

Chapter 5 returns to intersectionality and the ways it relates to the multidimensionality of violence in Rosewood and beyond. The 1923 Rosewood race riot is just one event among hundreds of race riots and thousands of lynchings that occurred in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While the history of American lynchings and race riots remains hidden from most people, that is changing as communities find numerous ways to memorialize these uncomfortable histories. In this chapter González-Tennant examines the complex ways visible forms of violence interact with structural and symbolic forms through time. Charting these interactions between the late nineteenth century and today identifies the time immediately following World War I as a pivotal moment in intersectional violence and U.S. race relations. Postwar instability triggered unprecedented levels of racially charged collective violence and explains how specific locations like Rosewood provide important insights allowing us to better understand how changing forms of violence affect communities through time.

Keywords:   intersectionality, multidimensionality, violence, race riot, American lynchings, World War I, U.S. race relations, postwar instability, collective violence

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