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The Politics of Segregation in Post‐Reconstruction America

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Examines post‐Reconstruction race relations—focusing mainly from 1856–1964—and outlines the legal and political factors permitting its dissemination. King formulates segregation as an arrangement ... More


Working in a Federal Agency: Social Ostracism and Discrimination

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King explains how segregated race relations, tolerated by the federal government, facilitated discrimination and inequality of treatment for Black Americans in federal departments and agencies. He ... More


Serving Time With the Government: Federal Penitentiaries

Desmond King

in Separate and Unequal: Black Americans and the US Federal Government

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292494
eISBN:
9780191599682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829249X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

King analyses segregation in federal prisons—institutions that he argues reproduced segregationist pressures ever since the 1930 establishment of the Bureau of Prisons through the 1960s, even in ... More


<i>Brown</i> and <i>Obergefell</i>: Two Positive Precedents?

Brian E. Butler

in The Democratic Constitution: Experimentalism and Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226474502
eISBN:
9780226474649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474649.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 7 analyzes two cases generally thought of as exemplary of the Supreme Court protecting or even progressively expanding civil rights protected under the Constitution. Brown and Obergefell are ... More


Failures and Foundations: The Covenant Cases and Postwar Black Freedom Struggles

Jeffrey D. Gonda

in Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625454
eISBN:
9781469625478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625454.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The final chapter contends with the cases’ complex and paradoxical legacies for America’s cities and the civil rights movement. The covenant cases returned from the Supreme Court chamber into the ... More


The Science and Law of Race

Herbert Hovenkamp

in The Opening of American Law: Neoclassical Legal Thought, 1870-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199331307
eISBN:
9780190204495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331307.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Civil War and its Constitutional Amendments notwithstanding, social integration was abhorrent to both northern and southern whites as late as the 1920s. The 1875 Civil Rights Act, passed by a ... More


Equality for Same-Sex Couples: The Legal Recognition of Gay Partnerships in Europe and the United States

Yuval Merin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226520315
eISBN:
9780226520339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520339.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

During the past three decades, nations all over the world have been debating whether to allow same-sex couples to marry, or at least grant these couples various rights associated with marriage. This ... More


Plessy and the Novel

Edlie Wong

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the U.S. Supreme Court landmark case of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and its influence on the form and content of the American novel. After providing a background on Plessy, which ... More


Conclusion

David E. Goldberg

in The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272716
eISBN:
9780823272761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272716.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter briefly details the post-1920 northern freedom struggle at the Jersey Shore. Despite continued efforts by grassroots black activists to press for integration, the black merchant class ... More


Cleaning Up Jim Crow

David E. Goldberg

in The Retreats of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272716
eISBN:
9780823272761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272716.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 5 examines how the moral and physical health of consumers and consumer districts became tied to economic rights, commercial expansion, and political stability. Intertwined in these debates ... More


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