Revolt Against Chivalry is the account of how Jesse Daniel Ames and the antilynching campaign she led fused the causes of social feminism and racial justice in the South during the 1920s and 1930s.
About the Author
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is Spruill Professor of History at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is also the author of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World.
What People are Saying About This
A superb book, a beautifully crafted biography, and one that tells a highly important story about race, sex and gender, violence, and the law in the twentieth-century South.
Suzanne Lebsock, Rutgers University