Plessy v. Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents / Edition 1

Plessy v. Ferguson: A Brief History with Documents / Edition 1

by Brook Thomas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312137435

ISBN-13: 9780312137434

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

In 1896, The Supreme Court's Plessy v. Ferguson decision made legal a system of "separate but equal" racial segregation not overruled until 1954. Using the full text of the Court's opinion, along with a selection of responses to the ruling, Brook Thomas allows students to re-create a context of the complicated debates and conditions in which the decision

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In 1896, The Supreme Court's Plessy v. Ferguson decision made legal a system of "separate but equal" racial segregation not overruled until 1954. Using the full text of the Court's opinion, along with a selection of responses to the ruling, Brook Thomas allows students to re-create a context of the complicated debates and conditions in which the decision took place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312137434
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
205
Sales rank:
1,241,190
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.29(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION: THE LEGAL BACKGROUND

The Civil War Amendments
The Slaughter-House Cases and Their Implications
The Civil Rights Cases and Their Consequences
Plessy's Argument before the Court
The Majority Decision
Harlan's Dissent

PART II. THE DOCUMENTS

1. Plessy v. Ferguson, May 18, 1896

2. Selected Views on the "Race Question" at the Time of Plessy
John Tyler Morgan, The Race Question in the United States, September 1890
Frederick L. Hoffman, Race Amalgamation, August 1896
Henry M. Field, Capacity of the Negro--His Position in the North. The Color Line in New England, 1890
Booker T. Washington, Atlanta Exposition Address, September 18, 1895
Central Law Review, January 17, 1896

3. Responses to Plessy
The Press
Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Equality, but Not Socialism, May 19, 1896
Tribune (New York), The Unfortunate Law of the Land May 19, 1896
Union Advertiser (Rochester, New York), State Sovereignty, May 19, 1896
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), A Strange Decision, May 20, 1896
Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts), May 20, 1896
Evening Journal (New York), May 20, 1896
Journal (Providence, Rhode Island), May 20, 1896
Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), Separate Coaches, May 21, 1896
Weekly Blade (Parsons, Kansas), May 30, 1896
A.M.E. Church Review (Philadelphia), June 1896
Booker T. Washington, Who Is Permanently Hurt? June 1896
Legal Periodicals
Central Law Journal, August 14, 1896
Michigan Law Journal, 1896
American Law Review, 1896
Virginia Law Register, 1896
African American Intellectuals
W. E. B. Du Bois, Strivings of the Negro People, 1897
Charles W. Chesnutt, The Courts and the Negro, ca. 1911
Sixteen Years after the Decision
Charles Wallace Collins, From The Fourteenth Amendment and the States, 1912
Henry Billings Brown, Dissenting Opinions of Mr. Justice Harlan,1912

PART III. CONCLUSION: IN THE WAKE OF PLESSY

APPENDICES

Members of the Court
Chronology of Events Related to Plessy (1849-1925)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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