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Separate : the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation / Steve Luxenberg.

Author/Creator:
Luxenberg, Steve, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 600 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Plessy, Homer Adolph -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911.
Tourgée, Albion W., 1838-1905.
Brown, Henry Billings, 1836-1913.
Martinet, Louis A., 1849-1917.
Plessy, Homer Adolph.
Segregation in transportation -- Law and legislation -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Segregation in transportation -- Law and legislation.
Trials.
Louisiana.
United States.
Local subjects:
Louisiana. (search)
United States. (search)
Form/Genre:
History.
Nonfiction.
Summary:
Documents the story of the infamous nineteenth-century Supreme Court ruling in favor of segregation, tracing the half-century of history that shaped the ruling and the reverberations that are still being felt today.
Contents:
Taking their seats : Massachusetts, 1838-1843
Harlan of Kentucky : 1853-1857
Brown of New England : 1856-1857
Tourgee of Ohio : 1858-1860
The free people of color : New 0rleans, 1860
"The Harlan name" : Kentucky, 1858-1862
"A war of which no man can see the end" : Brown in Detroit, 1860-1864
"For this I am willing to die" : Tourgee on the march, 1861-1863
"Claim your rights" : New Orleans and Washington, 1863-1864
Choosing sides : Harlan in Kentucky, 1865-1871
"A taste for judicial life" : Brown in Detroit, 1866-1872
Tourgee goes South : North Carolina, 1865-1870
Equal but separate : New Orleans and the north, 1867-1871
"Is not Harlan the man?" : Kentucky and Washington, 1875-1878
"Uncongenial strifes" : Brown and Tourgee, 1875-1879
Fool's errand : north and south, 1880-1883
The color line sharpens : 1883-1888
"The Negro question" : Mayville, Washington, and New Orleans, 1889-1890
"On behalf of 7,999,999 of my race" : New Orleans, Mayville, Detroit, and Washington, 1890-1891
Arrest : Mayville and New Orleans, 1892-1893
"You are fighting a great battle" : Washington, Mayville, and New Orleans, 1893-1895
"In the nature of things" : March, April, May 1896
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-579) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Hagen fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9780393239379
0393239373
OCLC:
1051778537
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