Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow / Edition 1

Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow / Edition 1

by Neil R. McMillen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 025206156X

ISBN-13: 9780252061561

Pub. Date: 09/28/1990

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

This is a history of Mississippi's black people, its majority people, and their struggles to achieve autonomy and full citizenship during the critical period of disfranchisement, segregation, and exclusion following 1890.

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This is a history of Mississippi's black people, its majority people, and their struggles to achieve autonomy and full citizenship during the critical period of disfranchisement, segregation, and exclusion following 1890.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252061561
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
904,965
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
x
Preface xiii
PART I The Black Place
Jim Crow and the Limits of Freedom, 1890-1940
No Foolish Consistency Here
3(3)
The Logical Extreme
6(8)
"Blood Will Tell"
14(9)
The Etiquette of Race
23(5)
The Instrument in Reserve
28(7)
PART II Separate and Unequal
The Politics of the Disfranchised
Legitimate Interlude
35(3)
"We Came Here to Exclude the Negro"
38(10)
"My People Cannot Vote Down Here"
48(9)
Blacks and Tans
57(14)
Expecting Little, Getting Less
71(1)
Education: The "Mere Faint Gesture"
Of Burdens White and Black
72(11)
Professor Hopkins's Schools
83(6)
"Educate a Nigguh"
89(9)
Higher Education in the "Emergency Period"
98(13)
PART III Working and Striving
Farmers without Land
Rungs on the Ladder
111(12)
The New Servitude
123(11)
Outdoing Ol' Mostah
134(6)
"Returning Us to Slavery"
140(10)
Postscript to the Cotton Patch
150(5)
Black Labor/Black Capital
"Nigger Work"
155(9)
The Artisans
164(2)
The Professionals
166(11)
The Entrepreneurs
177(9)
The Mound Bayou Proposition
186(4)
Epitaph for the Group Economy
190(7)
PART IV Under White Law
Jim Crow's Courts
Trial by Ordeal
197(4)
"Negro Law"
201(5)
The Mob in the Court Room
206(11)
On Appeal: Between Caste and Law
217(7)
Judge Lynch's Court
White Death
224(4)
First on the Roll
228(5)
"Negro Barbeques"
233(5)
Popular Justice
238(7)
"Unknown Causes"
245(6)
Going Underground
251(6)
PART V A Resistant Spirit
"Northboun"': Mississippi's Black Diaspora
Prewar Patterns
257(5)
"Many Thousand Go"
262(5)
The Distant Magnet
267(5)
A Curse and a Blessing
272(3)
No Threat Intended
275(7)
The Gathering Challenge
Behind the Mask
282(3)
Feasible Limits
285(3)
Dark Journey: Stage One
288(9)
New Realities: Stage Two
297(5)
The Resistant Spirit: Stage Three
302(15)
The Impending Revolution
317(2)
Notes 319(100)
Index 419

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