Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954

Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954

by Davison Douglas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521607833

ISBN-13: 9780521607834

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Most observers have assumed that school segregation in the United States was exclusively a southern phenomenon. In fact, many northern communities, until recently, engaged in explicit "southern style" school segregation whereby black children were assigned to "colored" schools and white children to white schools. Davison Douglas examines why so many northern

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Overview

Most observers have assumed that school segregation in the United States was exclusively a southern phenomenon. In fact, many northern communities, until recently, engaged in explicit "southern style" school segregation whereby black children were assigned to "colored" schools and white children to white schools. Davison Douglas examines why so many northern communities did engage in school segregation (in violation of state laws that prohibited such segregation) and how northern blacks challenged this illegal activity. He analyzes the competing visions of black empowerment in the northern black community as reflected in the debate over school integration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521607834
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The struggle for black education in the antebellum north; 3. Legislative reform: banning school segregation, 1865–90; 4. The spread of northern school segregation, 1890–1940; 5. Responding to the spread of northern school segregation: conflict within the black community, 1900–40; 6. The democratic imperative: the campaign against northern school segregation, 1940–54; 7. Conclusion.

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