Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Anatomy of Four Race RiotsRacial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa, and Chicago, 1919-1921$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lee E. Williams and Lee E. Williams II

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781604731903

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604731903.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 30 November 2020

Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.97) Chapter VI Conclusion
Source:
Anatomy of Four Race Riots
Author(s):

Lee E. Williams

Lee E. Williams

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604731903.003.0006

This book has examined the racial riots that erupted in four different communities of America in the years after World War I: Knoxville in Tennessee, Elaine in Arkansas, Tulsa in Oklahoma, and Chicago in Illinois. It has shown that blacks were the victims of these riots and identified racial tension between blacks and whites as the underlying cause. The book has also looked at the differing reasons for each conflict. The Knoxville riot stemmed from sexual criminality, while the Elaine riot had something to do with economic betterment and repression. The Tulsa situation was attributed to sexual, social, and economic inequities, and the Chicago problem to white and black economic competition and social injustice. Nevertheless, all four racial riots arose from the troubled history of racially torn America. Racial riots are solid evidence of the injustices of racial relations in the country, which emerged as a new form of revenge after lynching came under national attack.

Keywords:   riots, America, Knoxville, Elaine, Tulsa, Chicago, blacks, whites, racial relations, lynching

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.