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The strange career of Jim Crow [by] C. Vann Woodward.

Book Book (1966.)
Description: xiii, 205 p. 22 cm.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1966.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
1 of 1 copy available at Wakefield.
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Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 305.896 Woodward (Text to Phone) Available -

  • Edition: 2d rev. ed.
General Note:
Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction Books.
Bibliography, etc.:
"Notes on reading": p. 193-196.
Contents:
Of old regimes and Reconstruction. -- Forgotten alternatives. -- Capitulation to racism. -- The man on the cliff. -- The declining years of Jim Crow. -- The career becomes a stranger.
Summary:
This book, referred to by Martin Luther King as "the historical bible of the Civil Rights movement," makes a compelling case that the Jim Crow system of racial legislation that dominated the South was not a natural outgrowth of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, or even Redemption, but rather a haphazard creation of Southern whites in the last decade of the nineteenth century.
Citation: Woodward, C Vann. "The strange career of Jim Crow." New York : Oxford University Press, 1966.

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