|Post:||Professor of Modern American History (History, American Studies)|
|Other posts:||Reader in North American History (Marcus Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South)|
|Location:||Arts A A161|
|International:||+44 1273 877368|
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BA (Warwick), MA (Sheffield), PhD (Cambridge)
I am interested in American and British race and ethnic relations, with a particular interest in the dynamics of prejudice and violence. My first book, Fight Against Fear, focused on the reaction of the small Jewish minority in the American South to the black civil rights struggle. A second book, Rabble Rousers, looked at white extremists who used violence to resist civil rights reform. Most recently, I co-wrote with William Carrigan of Rowan University in New Jersey Forgotten Dead, a book that assesses mob violence against Mexicans in the United States. My current research is on the influence of the American civil rights movement on British race relations.
I welcome hearing from prospective postgraduate students who are interested in pursuing research either in British race relations or in modern American history, especially the civil rights movement, anti-communism and racial violence.
At undergraduate level, I teach numerous courses. These include the second-year Time and Place course, 1968: Rivers of Blood, and a third-year special subject on the American civil rights movement. I am also one of the team members who contribute to the second-year course Global History.
At postgraduate level, I teach the option Human Rights in History on the MA in Modern European History.
I currently supervise several doctoral students. Theses recently completed under my supervision include:
Roger Johnson, 'Ronald Reagan and the Mythology of American History' (2010)
Nadja Janssen, '"Is It Good for the Jews?" Jewish Intellectuals and the Formative Years of Neoconservatism, 1945-1980' (2010)
My office and feedback hours are Mondays, 4.00-5.00, and Thursdays, 3.00-4.00.
Carrigan, William D and Webb, Clive (2013) The rise and fall of mob violence against Mexicans in Arizona, 1859-1915. In: Lynching beyond Dixie: American mob violence outside the South. University of Illinois Press, Champaign, Illinois, pp. 110-131. ISBN 9780252078958
Webb, Clive (2012) Breaching the Wall of Resistance: White Southern Reactions to the Sit-Ins. In: From Sit-ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, pp. 58-80. ISBN 9780813041513
Carrigan, William D and Webb, Clive (2011) 'Mexican Perspectives on Mob Violence in the United States'. In: Globalizing Lynching History: Vigilantism and Extralegal Punishment from an International Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 53-68. ISBN 978-0-230-11588-0
Webb, Clive (2011) The American South today. In: The American South: a reader and guide. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 377-406. ISBN 9780748619962
Webb, Clive (2006) A tangled web: black-Jewish relations in the twentieth century South. In: Jewish roots in southern soil: a new history. Brandeis University Press, pp. 192-209. ISBN 9781584655886
Webb, Clive (2006) 'Ain't worth a damn for nothin'': The New Deal and child labor in Southern textiles. In: Reading Southern poverty between the wars 1918-1939. University of Georgia Press, pp. 108-124. ISBN 9780820327082
Webb, Prof Clive, ed. (2005) Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195177855
Carrigan, William D and Webb, Clive (2005) A Dangerous Experiment: The Lynching of Rafael Benavides. New Mexico Historical Review, 80 (3). pp. 265-292. ISSN 0028-6206
Webb, Clive (2004) "A cheap trafficking in human misery": the reverse Freedom Rides of 1962. Journal of American Studies, 38 (2). pp. 249-271. ISSN 0021-8758
Webb, Clive (2004) A continuity of conservatism: the limitations of Brown vs. Board of Education. Journal of Southern History, 70 (2). pp. 327-336. ISSN 0022-4642
Webb, Clive (2004) The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. History Teaching Review Year Book, 18. pp. 24-28.
Webb, Clive (2004) 'What was on your mind was on your tongue': a profile of Leonard Dinnerstein. Southern Jewish History, 7. pp. 27-45. ISSN 1521-4206
Carrigan, William D and Webb, Clive (2004) Muerto Por Unos Desconocidos (Killed by Persons Unknown): Mob Violence Against Blacks and Mexicans. In: Beyond Black & White: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the U.S. South and Southwest. Texas A&M University Press, pp. 35-74. ISBN 9781585442973
Carrigan, William D and Webb, Clive (2003) The Lynching of Persons of Mexican Origin or Descent in the United States 1848-1928. Journal of Social History, 37 (2). pp. 411-438. ISSN 0022-4529
Webb, Clive (2001) Fight against fear: Southern Jews and black civil rights. University of Georgia Press. ISBN 9780820322681
Webb, Clive (1999) Charles Bloch, Jewish white supremacist. Georgia Historical Quarterly, 83 (2). pp. 267-292. ISSN 0016-8297
Webb, Clive (1999) Jewish merchants and their black customers in the age of Jim Crow. Southern Jewish History, 2. pp. 55-80. ISSN 1521-4206
Webb, Clive (1998) Closing Ranks: Montgomery Jews and civil rights, 1954-1960. Journal of American Studies, 32 (3). pp. 463-481. ISSN 0021-8758
Webb, Clive (1996) Southern Jews and the civil rights movement. In: Southern landscapes. Transatlantic perspectives . Stauffenburg Verlag, pp. 157-164. ISBN 9783860573372