The Strange Career of Jim Crow

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1974-03-21
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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This third revised edition of Woodward's classic study of the history of the Jim Crow laws and of American race relations in general includes a new chapter on the tragic events that have occurred since 1965, including the Watts riots, the murder of Martin Luther King, white backlash encouragedby black activism, and the shift in national mood resulting from the election of Richard Nixon into the White House.

Author Biography

The late C. Vann Woodward, former Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University, wrote and edited several history books, including Mary Chestnut's Civil War, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(8)
I Of Old Regimes and Reconstructions
II Forgotten Alternatives
III Capitulation to Racism
IV The Man on the Cliff
V The Declining Years of Jim Crow
VI The Career Becomes Stranger
Notes on Reading 221(4)
Index 225

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