The Strange Career of Jim Crow

The Strange Career of Jim Crow

Commemorative Edition

Paperback (19 Sep 2002)

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Strange Career offers a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of Jim Crow laws and American race relations. This book presented evidence that segregation in the South dated only to the 1880s. It's publication in 1955, a year after the Supreme Court ordered schools be desegregated, helped counter arguments that the ruling would destoy a centuries-old way of life. The commemorative edition includes a special afterword by William S. McFeely, former Woodward student and winner of both the 1982 Pulitzer Prize and 1992 Lincoln Prize. As William McFeely describes in the new afterword, 'the slim volume's social consequence far outstripped its importance to academia. The book became part of a revolution...The Civil Rights Movement had changed Woodward's South and his slim, quietly insistent book...had contributed to that change.'

Book information

ISBN: 9780195146905
Publisher: OUP USA
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: Commemorative Edition
DEWEY: 305.89607309034
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 245
Weight: 306g
Height: 135mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 12mm