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dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Paloma Maria
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-01T04:30:14Z
dc.date.available2018-08-01T04:30:14Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.othercarroll_paloma_m_201805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/carroll_paloma_m_201805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/38361
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the nightriding campaign in 1912 that led Forsyth County, Georgia to become an all-white county. Following a series of catalytic events including the rape and murder of a young white woman and a mass lynching, a group of white residents terrorized Forsyth’s black community, forcing them to leave the county. By unraveling the social, economic, and racial tensions at play, it becomes clearer why the white yeomen and tenant farmers of Forsyth desired to expel the black inhabitants and keep them out in the following decades. Though similar nightriding campaigns occurred in other neighboring counties, Forsyth’s was the most enduring due to the failure of local police and white elites to end the lawless vigilantism. This thesis also examines the effects of this expulsion on the hundreds of black families forced to flee, and the ramifications of this racial cleansing on Forsyth County throughout the twentieth century.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2020-05-01
dc.subjectForsyth County
dc.subjectNorth Georgia
dc.subjectNightriding
dc.subjectRacial Cleansing
dc.subjectVigilantism
dc.subjectYeomen
dc.subjectTwentieth Century
dc.subjectSundown Town
dc.subjectLynching
dc.subjectEconomic Competition
dc.subjectTenant Farming
dc.subjectBlack Exodus
dc.title"A white man's county" racial violence, vigilante terrorism, and black flight in Forsyth county, Georgia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.description.majorHistory
dc.description.advisorScott Nelson
dc.description.committeeScott Nelson
dc.description.committeeCindy Hahamovitch
dc.description.committeeBenjamin Ehlers


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