When Did Southern Segregation Begin? / Edition 1

When Did Southern Segregation Begin? / Edition 1

by John David Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312257384

ISBN-13: 9780312257385

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

When did southern segregation begin? People often assume that segregation was a natural outcome of Reconstruction. In fact, scholars cannot agree on which events at the end of the nineteenth century mark the beginning of formalized Jim Crow. The 6 selections in this volume address the question of segregation's origins and, amid the debate over when segregation began,

Overview

When did southern segregation begin? People often assume that segregation was a natural outcome of Reconstruction. In fact, scholars cannot agree on which events at the end of the nineteenth century mark the beginning of formalized Jim Crow. The 6 selections in this volume address the question of segregation's origins and, amid the debate over when segregation began, also engage the issues of where, why, and how it became the norm for relations between black and white southerners. Concentrating on various issues -- segregation's antebellum antecedents, degrees of fluidity of racial interaction following emancipation, the complex relationship between race, gender, and class, and the diversity of segregation practices among the states -- the selections illustrate the evolution of southern segregation from a diverse array of local practices to an inflexible American apartheid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312257385
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Historians at Work Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordv
Prefacevii
A Note for Studentsix
Part 1Introduction1
Segregation and the Age of Jim Crow3
From Slavery to Segregation3
Historians and the Origins of Racial Segregation28
Part 2Some Current Questions43
1.When did the South capitulate to segregation? From The Strange Career of Jim Crow45
2.Was segregation the creation of custom or of law? "The Separation of the Races"59
3.Why were the railroads the "contested terrain" of race relations in the postwar South? From The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction85
4.What did segregation replace? "From Exclusion to Segregation: Southern Race Relations, 1865-1890"103
5.What role did gender play in railroad segregation? From "When All the Women Were White, and All the Blacks Were Men: Gender, Class, Race, and the Road to Plessy, 1855-1914"133
6.How did segregation enforce racial subordination? From Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow153
Making Connections165
Suggestions for Further Reading167

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