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Introduction

Janet G. Hudson

in Entangled by White Supremacy

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125022
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135182 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.003.0001
Introduction

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Knowing how a story ends in advance greatly affects one's perceptions or imagination. As such, certain characters are often taken for granted and some of the significant actions may be undervalued or may even go unnoticed. Interpreting based on a known conclusion may result in less appreciation of the story and its corresponding insights, and even a misunderstanding of the context of the whole. In this book, the aim is to examine an historical narrative whose outcome is already well-known, and look into some of the possibilities that were initially considered but were not able to be fostered. The book focuses mainly on coming up with a better understanding of what both the black and white World War I-era South Carolina reformers expected since the whites originally dominated, particularly during the period between 1914 and 1924.

Keywords: South Carolina; World War I-era; historical narrative; reformers; white supremacy; blacks; whites

Chapter.  2440 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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