Strange Career of Jim Crow / Edition 3

Strange Career of Jim Crow / Edition 3

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by C. Vann Woodward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195018052

ISBN-13: 9780195018059

Pub. Date: 03/21/1974

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Strange Career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools desegregated, Strange Career was cited so often to counter arguments for segregation that Martin Luther King, Jr., called it "the historical…  See more details below

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The Strange Career of Jim Crow is one of the great works of Southern history. Indeed, the book actually helped shape that history. Published in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education ordered schools desegregated, Strange Career was cited so often to counter arguments for segregation that Martin Luther King, Jr., called it "the historical Bible of the civil rights movement." The book offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws, presenting evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1890s. Woodward convincingly shows that, even under slavery, the two races had not been divided as they were under the Jim Crow laws of the 1890s. In fact, during Reconstruction, there was considerable economic and political mixing of the races. The segregating of the races was a relative newcomer to the region.

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ISBN-13:
9780195018059
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/21/1974
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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The Strange Career of Jim Crow 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
History-profWLU More than 1 year ago
C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow is an important text in the canon of American history. I first read it as an American history graduate student, and this new edition, with an afterword by William McFeely will be the delight to a new generation of graduate students who will quickly learn that they can skip reading Woodward's short book and glean the entire thesis and important criticisms of his argument from the afterword. Shame on them if do that! I encourage every educated American to carefully read this small book. It is a classic in the field of American history.
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I really didn't like this book as much as I expected, I pictured it less historical and to have more flow to it.