The Strange Career of Jim Crow

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The Strange Career of Jim Crow

Author: C. Vann Woodward
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright: 1955
Pages: 272
Cover Price: $ 19.99

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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 encouraged by black activism, and the shift in national mood resulting from the election of Richard Nixon into the White House.

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Jim Crow laws were designed to deny their civil rights in the South, either directly or by indirect consequences.