The Strange Career Of Jim Crow

Author : The late C. Vann Woodward
ISBN : 9780199728619
Genre : Social Science
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C. Vann Woodward, who died in 1999 at the age of 91, was America's most eminent Southern historian, the winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Mary Chestnut's Civil War and a Bancroft Prize for The Origins of the New South. Now, to honor his long and truly distinguished career, Oxford is pleased to publish this special commemorative edition of Woodward's most influential work, The Strange Career of Jim Crow. 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. Hailed as one of the top 100 nonfiction works of the twentieth century, The Strange Career of Jim Crow has sold almost a million copies and remains, in the words of David Herbert Donald, "a landmark in the history of American race relations."
Category: Social Science


Author : Randall Kennedy
ISBN : 9780307538918
Genre : Social Science
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It’s “the nuclear bomb of racial epithets,” a word that whites have employed to wound and degrade African Americans for three centuries. Paradoxically, among many black people it has become a term of affection and even empowerment. The word, of course, is nigger, and in this candid, lucidly argued book the distinguished legal scholar Randall Kennedy traces its origins, maps its multifarious connotations, and explores the controversies that rage around it. Should blacks be able to use nigger in ways forbidden to others? Should the law treat it as a provocation that reduces the culpability of those who respond to it violently? Should it cost a person his job, or a book like Huckleberry Finn its place on library shelves? With a range of reference that extends from the Jim Crow south to Chris Rock routines and the O. J. Simpson trial, Kennedy takes on not just a word, but our laws, attitudes, and culture with bracing courage and intelligence.
Category: Social Science

Jim Crow Laws Ein Vergleich Zwischen Den Staaten Mississippi Und Louisiana

Author : Eva Butscher
ISBN : 9783638314794
Genre : Literary Collections
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, Note: 2,0, Universität Passau, Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar: Big & Small Gorvernment, 25 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der Literatur über die Geschichte der Schwarzen in den USA wird Mississippi oftmals als eifrigster Staat in Bezug auf Rassentrennung und -diskriminierung genannt. Auch die Masse der Schriften speziell zu diesem Staat unterstützt diese Annahme. Eine genauere Untersuchung der sogenannten Jim Crow Laws Mississippis und eines anderen Südstaates könnten hier durch einen Vergleich Klärung bringen. Für eine Gegenüberstellung bietet sich in diesem Fall Louisiana an, da die schwarze Bevölkerung vergleichbar hoch war. Zudem verfügte Louisiana sogar über mehr Rassentrennungsgesetze als Mississippi. Trotz ihrer geographischen Nähe unterscheiden sich die Staaten dennoch in einigen interessanten Punkten, beispielsweise durch eine signifikant andere Zusammensetzung der schwarzen Bevölkerung. Obendrein hebt sich Louisiana durch einen anderen geschichtlichen Hintergrund von Mississippi und weiteren Südstaaten ab, so dass sich letztlich genügend Anhaltspunkte für einen Vergleich ergeben. Bereits bei der zeitlichen Einordnung der Jim Crow Ära zeichnen sich Unterschiede ab. Für den Historiker Comer Vann Woodward begann die strikte Rassentrennung etwa ab 1890 und dauerte bis zum Ende des Civil Rights Movement in den 60er Jahren. So sei während der Phase der Reconstruction - insbesondere in New Orleans - ein friedliches Miteinander üblich gewesen. 1 Der Historiker Howard Rabinowitz argumentiert hingegen, dass schon während der Reconstruction die Rassentrennung im Süden der USA weitverbreitet war und infolgedessen schon früher von einem Jim Crow System gesprochen werden kann. 2 Aufschlussreich bei einem Vergleich beider Staaten ist, wie und wann das Jim Crow System jeweils aufgebaut, entwickelt und vor allem erhalten wurde. Um einen Einblick in die Bereiche staatlich verordneter Rassentrennung zu bekommen, ist ein Splitten der Analyse je nach betroffenem Lebensbereich hilfreich. Interessant ist die genauere Untersuchung der Rassentrennung in öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln, im sogenannten Jim Crow Car, da es sich zum einen um das bekannteste Gesetz handelt und zum anderen zu einem Gerichtsurteil mit einer großen Tragweite führte. Auch unbekanntere Aspekte wie Rassentrennung in Wohnvierteln oder ein Blick auf das Familienrecht sind lohnend, da es sich um besonders sensible Berührungspunkte zwischen Schwarz und Weiß handelte. [...]
Category: Literary Collections

C Vann Woodward Southerner

Author : John Herbert Roper
ISBN : 0820309338
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the life of the noted historian, discusses his concern for social justice and unbiased historical research, and looks at his most influential works
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Strange Career Of Bilingual Education In Texas 1836 1981

Author : Carlos Kevin Blanton
ISBN : 1585446025
Genre : Education
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Awarded the Texas State Historical Association's Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize; presented March 2005 Despite controversies over current educational practices, Texas boasts a rich and vibrant bilingual tradition-and not just for Spanish-English instruction, but for Czech, German, Polish, and Dutch as well. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Texas educational policymakers embraced, ignored, rejected, outlawed, then once again embraced this tradition. In The Strange Career of Bilingual Education in Texas, author Carlos Blanton traces the educational policies and their underlying rationales, from Stephen F. Austin's proposal in the 1830s to "Mexicanize" Anglo children by teaching them Spanish along with English and French, through the 1981 passage of the most encompassing bilingual education law in the state's history. Blanton draws on primary materials, such as the handwritten records of county administrators and the minutes of state education meetings, and presents the Texas experience in light of national trends and movements, such as Progressive Education, the Americanization Movement, and the Good Neighbor Movement. By tracing the many changes that eventually led to the re-establishment of bilingual education in its modern form in the 1960s and the 1981 passage of a landmark state law, Blanton reconnects Texas with its bilingual past. CARLOS KEVIN BLANTON, an assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University, earned his Ph.D. from Rice University. His research in Mexican American educational history has been published in journals such as the Pacific Historical Review and Social Science Quarterly.
Category: Education

Die Seelen Der Schwarzen

Author : William E. B. Du Bois
ISBN : 3936086079
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

The United States Of The United Races

Author : Greg Carter
ISBN : 9780814772515
Genre : Social Science
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Barack Obama’s historic presidency has re-inserted mixed race into the national conversation. While the troubled and pejorative history of racial amalgamation throughout U.S. history is a familiar story, The United States of the United Races reconsiders an understudied optimist tradition, one which has praised mixture as a means to create a new people, bring equality to all, and fulfill an American destiny. In this genealogy, Greg Carter re-envisions racial mixture as a vehicle for pride and a way for citizens to examine mixed America as a better America. Tracing the centuries-long conversation that began with Hector St. John de Crevecoeur’s Letters of an American Farmer in the 1780s through to the Mulitracial Movement of the 1990s and the debates surrounding racial categories on the U.S. Census in the twenty-first century, Greg Carter explores a broad range of documents and moments, unearthing a new narrative that locates hope in racial mixture. Carter traces the reception of the concept as it has evolved over the years, from and decade to decade and century to century, wherein even minor changes in individual attitudes have paved the way for major changes in public response. The United States of the United Races sweeps away an ugly element of U.S. history, replacing it with a new understanding of race in America.
Category: Social Science

Aspects Of American History

Author : Simon Henderson
ISBN : 9781134098743
Genre : History
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Aspects of American History examines major themes, personalities and issues across American history, using topic focused essays. Each chapter focuses on key events and time periods within a broad framework looking at liberty and equality, the role of government and national identity. The volume engages with its central themes through a broad ranging examination of aspects of the American past, including discussions of political history, foreign policy, presidential leadership and the construction of national memory. In each essay, Simon Henderson: introduces fresh angles to traditional topics consolidates recent research in themed essays analyzes views of different historians offers an interpretive rather than narrative approach gives concise treatment to complex issues. Including an introduction which places key themes in context, this book enables readers to make comparisons and trace major thematic developments across American history.
Category: History