Strange Career of Jim Crow / Edition 3

Strange Career of Jim Crow / Edition 3

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by C. Vann Woodward
     
 

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.

Product Details

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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