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Hostile Heartland: Racism, Repression, and Resistance in the Midwest

Brent M. S. Campney


Hostile Heartland examines racial violence—or, more aptly, racist violence—against blacks (African Americans) in the Midwest, emphasizing lynching, whipping, and violence by police (or police brutality). It also focuses on black responses, including acts of armed resistance, the development of local and regional civil rights organizations, and the work of individual activists. Within that broad framework the book considers patterns of institutionalized violence in studies of individual states, like Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas over a number of decades; it also targets specific ... More

Keywords: racial violence, racist violence, blacks, African Americans, Midwest, lynching, whipping, violence by police, police brutality, armed resistance, civil rights organizations, research methodologies, family history, black freedom struggle, historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042492
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brent M. S. Campney, author
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley