HIST 564 Week 10 Questions

1. What is the significance of Reed’s claim in his review of Worse Than Slavery: “For most of its modern history Mississippi's public powers of coercion have been directed toward criminalizing the state's black population”

2. According to Hale, how did conceptions of race change after the Civil War and why?

3. How did the culture of segregation contribute to “making whiteness?”

4. How did urbanization and the rise of consumer culture contribute to “making whiteness?”

5. How does Hale’s argument resonate with that of David Blight in Race and Reunion?

6. Do you find Hale's analysis compelling?