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Uncontrollable BlacknessAfrican American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York$
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Douglas J. Flowe

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469655734

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655734.001.0001

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White Women Forced to Live in Negro Dives

White Women Forced to Live in Negro Dives

Roosevelt Sharp’s Abduction Trial and the Contested Terrain of White Women’s Bodies

(p.94) Chapter 3 White Women Forced to Live in Negro Dives
Uncontrollable Blackness

Douglas J. Flowe

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines the subject of white slavery, interracial sex, and manhood through the 1906 abduction trial of Roosevelt Sharp, an African American man who was arrested for kidnapping white women. It argues that this trial and other accusations of white slavery indicated a contest between white and black men on the conceptual terrain of white women’s bodies, one that signified an attempt by white men to retain racial power.

Keywords:   White slavery, Manhood, Interracial sex, Abduction

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