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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


Counterfactuals, Causation, and the Tenses of “Separate but Equal”

in The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044330
eISBN:
9780226241111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241111.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In the U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), Homer A. Plessy challenged as unconstitutional Louisiana's Separate Car Law, which mandated racial segregation in railway transport. Plessy ... More


Representing People of Color and Challenging Jim Crow in the Plessy Case

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 presents a fresh perspective on the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case. Detailing Tourgée’s close collaboration with Louis A. Martinet and the New Orleans Citizens’ Committee in challenging Jim ... More


Doctrinalism and Minimalism

Sotirios A. Barber and James E. Fleming

in Constitutional Interpretation: The Basic Questions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195328578
eISBN:
9780199855339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328578.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Doctrinalists contend that interpreters can avoid the burdens and responsibilities of philosophic reflection and choice in hard cases by reflecting on bodies of judicial doctrines developed through a ... More


Introduction: Black Inclusion / Chinese Exclusion: Toward a Cultural History of Comparative Racialization

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The dialectical configuration of black inclusion/Chinese exclusion remains one of the most lasting racial formations from Reconstruction America. Black citizenship and suffrage neither mitigated ... 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


The Spirit of Brown

Roy L. Brooks

in The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter lays the foundation for an understanding of the socio-legal race problem and possible solutions. It begins with the Supreme Court’s inglorious racial history in which the Court, from ... 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


The Novel in the Era of Plessy

Christine Holbo

in Legal Realisms: The American Novel under Reconstruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190604547
eISBN:
9780190604561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604547.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The transformation of literary realism in the late nineteenth century took place within the context of a categorical shift in American social epistemologies. The first chapter presents an ... More


The “Negro Problem” and the “Yellow Peril”: Early Twentieth-Century America’s Views on Blacks and Asians

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the various representations of the Afro-Asian relationship as well as the shifting signification of that relationship in textual and visual productions that were meant to be ... More


Epilogue: From Adele to Plessy

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This concluding chapter presents Plessy v. Ferguson—the case that constitutionalized Jim Crow laws. The case reshaped the racial identities of people of African descent in New Orleans as the U.S. ... More


A Curious Education: Mark Twain’s Corporate Persons

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter discusses the exhibition of the conjoined twins Giacomo and Giovani Battista Tocci, who became the basis for Mark Twain’s two novels, Those Extraordinary Twins and Pudd’nhead Wilson. It ... More


Epilogue: From Adele to Plessy

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This concluding chapter presents Plessy v. Ferguson—the case that constitutionalized Jim Crow laws. The case reshaped the racial identities of people of African descent in New Orleans as the U.S. ... More


Saints Tales

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter contains life histories of ten founding church elders, who are currently in their 80s and 90s. All of the narratives begin with a socio-historical snapshot of the elders' hometowns, ... More


Brown and Obergefell: 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


Transitions

Melissa Daggett

in Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810083
eISBN:
9781496810120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810083.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines Henry Louis Rey’s tenure as a director of the Orleans Parish School Board. The Battle of Liberty Place, another bloody street confrontation, underscored the fragility of the ... More


The Dilemma of Racial Identity

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the historical problems of understanding and dividing society along racial lines. In some ways, World War II was a race war as both Allies and Axis enforced forms of racial ... More


A Change Gone Come

Karida L. Brown

in Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647036
eISBN:
9781469647050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647036.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the process of African American children in the tri-city area of Harlan County, Kentucky, becoming, like many others in the country, “children of integration” through the historic ... More


The Search for Justice: Lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution, 1950-1975

Peter Charles Hoffer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226614281
eISBN:
9780226614458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226614458.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Search for Justice is a study of the role of lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution. The work focuses on school desegregation from 1950 to 1975 and includes counsel on both sides of the struggle ... More


The Merits of Transit: Woolson’s Return to Reconstruction in Jupiter Lights

Sharon Kennedy-Nolle

in Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030253
eISBN:
9781617030260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030253.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents a reading of Woolson’s Jupiter Lights (1889). The novel fosters a retrospective engagement in order to question the nation’s increasingly conservative drift toward segregation ... More


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