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6 The Limits of Interracial Cooperation

Mark Ellis Indiana University Press ePub

In february 1926, W. E. B. Du Bois told readers of the Crisis that the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC) represented “the definite breaking up of the effort of the South to present morally and socially a solid front to the world.”1 He arrived at this judgment gradually, knowing that many equal-rights activists would disagree, and despite mixed signals regarding the interracial cooperation movement’s stand on segregation, black welfare, education, the vote, and lynching. Du Bois felt certain, at least, that the movement was more than a postwar reaction to migration, riots, and radicalism, and that it sincerely opposed the Klan and enjoyed the support of many southern black leaders; less clear were the movement’s democratic aims, its economic outlook, its ultimate social objectives, and its views on race itself. At the close of the decade, Du Bois would conclude with disappointment that, in fact, white southern liberals such as Jack Woofter were dishonest and incapable of leading real and lasting change.

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Chapter 4: The Gathering Storm

Bill Neal University of North Texas Press PDF



The Gathering Storm

The Killings Begin

WHILE THE WINNIPEG PRESS was whetting the voyeuristic appe-

tite of its readers with blow-by-blow accounts of John Beal Sneed’s windmill-tilting tactics with the Canadian immigration officials, the Fort Worth press carried an entirely different kind of story— different, but one that was equally fascinating to its subscribers. Colonel Boyce and his wife had come to Fort Worth to testify before the grand jury on behalf of Al. While in town they were interviewed by a

Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter. The story he filed was not nearly as humorous as the Winnipeg musings, but it certainly was a lot more inflammatory. Colonel Boyce was quoted as saying this: “Nobody will believe that my son abducted Lena Sneed . . . She is as sane as anybody . . . I know that they sent Mrs. Sneed to the sanitarium to get her away from my son . . . She planned the whole thing, and I am going to see that my son’s name is cleared of this false charge.”1

But the quote attributed to Al’s mother topped that. Mrs. Annie

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8. On Ferry Lake

Edited and Annotated by Jacques D. Bagur University of North Texas Press PDF

The Reminiscences    53

8  On Ferry Lake

The Relief moved west on Caddo Lake (then called Ferry

Lake) from Swanson’s Landing to Port Caddo on Cypress

Bayou.1 The lake was formed in 1800 in the valley of Cypress

Bayou by the raft-induced diversion of Red River water to the west. The valley had been forested with cypress, oak, and pine, most of which were killed by the lake waters. The oak and pine deteriorated quickly, producing submerged stumps. The cypress deteriorated more slowly, producing at the time the Relief was passing through Caddo Lake many erect trunks with dead branches.


eaving Swanson’s Landing on the morning of the 11th December at early dawn, we felt our way cautiously among the stumps, the tall dead cypress trees which stand there in the water often fifteen or twenty feet deep, silent witnesses of an age when this lake was dry land— and the green cypress and willows which are struggling for life where the water covers their roots fully two-thirds of the year—in many places not able to see a boat’s length ahead of the course we were to go.

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Chapter Fourteen: Feeling and Thinking in English on the Couch

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Feeling and thinking in English on the couch*

Do-Un Jeong


In this age of globalisation, the propagation of psychoanalytic training and therapy is no exception. Under the aegis of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), we find shuttle and condensed analyses, though exceptionally applied, as well as traditional model of four to five times-per-week analysis. Outside the IPA, “analysis” using the telephone or internet, with each of the analytic dyad in their own country, is also being practiced despite opposition and controversies.

Psychoanalysis invented by Sigmund Freud in Austria used to be practiced in so-called western languages including German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, etc. Relatively speaking, westerners often share the linguistic root and communication amongst bilingual westerners is much easier, whilst communication between westerners and Asians sharing no linguistic root is naturally much more difficult.

Economic growth in East Asia has fostered interest in psychoanalysis among the general public as well as those who want to be trained as analysts. It is no longer surprising to find East Asian candidates at foreign psychoanalytic institutes. Moreover, analysts may travel abroad in order to provide training analysis for the foreign analysands.

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3 Poverty and Merit: Mobile Persons in Laos

KATHLEEN M ADAMS Indiana University Press ePub

Holly High

When I conducted sixteen months of fieldwork in a poor, rural village in Laos, I was required to obtain official permission from the central government. Before fieldwork began I spent more than a year negotiating this with administrators in Vientiane, and I was resident there for much of that time. When I finally received permission, it came in the form of a stamped and signed letter. I was then free to move on to my fieldsite: the letter did not stipulate where this would be, but I chose the southern reaches of the Mekong River, near the border with Cambodia and Thailand. The letter carried enough authority to allow me to pass from the national level of bureaucracy through the provincial level to the district level with relative ease. At the district level, however, the letter lost some of its force. In the capital of Munlapamook district I found that I had to negotiate afresh with the district authorities for permission to proceed to an outlying village. This took two weeks. During this time, I stayed in the care of the staff of the district education office. These two weeks were marked by a series of brief meetings with district leaders concerning my research plans, and long, directionless days filled with casual conversations with junior office staff. The office squatted in a muddy field of overgrown grass on which cows grazed, their bells clanging. The office had no electricity and was too hot for comfort, so staff gathered on a wide bench under an old tree outside for long streams of conversation, banter, and debate. After my first formal but uninformative five-minute-long meeting with the office head, I was invited over to the bench. “Oh you’re beautiful,” a chorus immediately began. Peng, a female staffer, was held up for comparison. “Hold your arm against hers,” a man insisted, so we could compare the color of our skins. “Oh you are very black,” the man told Peng. Peng removed her arm very quickly. “I’m not beautiful!” she exclaimed, smiling; “I am so black!”

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