Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow Laws

by Leslie V. Tischauser


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This disquieting yet important book describes the injustices, humiliations, and brutalities inflicted on African Americans in a racist culture that was created—and protected—by the forces of law and order.

• Primary source documents, including Supreme Court decisions and W.E.B DuBois's 1947 "Statement on the Denial of Human Rights to Minorities in the Case of Citizens of Negro Descent in the United States of America and an Appeal to the United Nations for Redress"

• A chronology of events concerning the legalization of discrimination in the era of Jim Crow, 1865–1965

• A glossary of key terms related to Jim Crow laws, court decisions, and culture

• An annotated bibliography of significant books from history, sociology, psychology, and political science relating to Jim Crow

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313386084
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Series: Landmarks of the American Mosaic Series
Pages: 215
Sales rank: 1,275,319
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Leslie V. Tischauser, PhD, is professor of history at Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Chronology xvii

1 Jim Crow Laws-Meaning, Origins, and Purpose 1

2 From the Civil Rights Cases to Legal Segregation, 1883-1896 17

3 Jim Crow Triumphant, 1896-1918 35

4 From the Great Migration to the Great Depression, 1915-1933 59

5 Jim Crow: From the New Deal to the Double "V," 1933-1945 83

6 The Long, Slow Decline of Jim Crow, 1945-1954 107

7 After Brown: Jim Crow Is Overcome 129

Biographies 153

Primary Documents 165

Glossary 189

Annotated Bibliography 193

Index 205

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