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Labor, Race, and Homer Plessy's Freedom Claim

Mary E. Frederickson

in Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines interracial organizing in New Orleans in the decades after 1865 and examines labor actions in that city. The Louisiana racial segregation case that became Plessy v. Ferguson was ... More


The Lessons of Plessy

Mark Golub

in Is Racial Equality Unconstitutional?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190683603
eISBN:
9780190683634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683603.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

This chapter traces the language of color-blind constitutionalism to its origins in Justice Harlan’s dissenting opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and to the legal briefs of Homer Plessy’s ... More


Plessy v. Racism

Greg Carter

in The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772492
eISBN:
9780814790489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772492.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the how Republican Superior Court judge Albion Tourgée challenged Louisiana's retrograde system of segregation for blacks, in defending Homer Plessy for riding a “white-only ... More


Introduction

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

In New Orleans, on a summer's day in 1892, a shoemaker by the name of Homer Plessy boarded a “white” railroad car and was arrested. Four years later, the United States Supreme Court ruled against him ... More


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