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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


Challenging the Dunning Orthodoxy

James S. Humphreys

in Francis Butler Simkins: A Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032658
eISBN:
9780813039411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032658.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Simkins and Robert Woody collaborated on a new project which was to be a study of the Reconstruction era in South Carolina. The result of their project was the book South Carolina during ... More


Shapings in the Postwar Years

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the implications of Abraham Lincoln's death to the Reconstruction era. He was not able to fulfill his own reconstruction plan while he lived, as it was evident in his last ... More


Junction

Edward L. Ayers

in Southern Crossing: A History of the American South, 1877-1906

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195086898
eISBN:
9780199854226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086898.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The chapter discusses the state of the South in the 1880s just after the depression and the end of the Reconstruction era. Publications talk about a “New South”. The most prevalent occupation was ... More


Racism as Opportunity in The Reconstruction Era

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the autobiography published by Harriet Jacobs during the beginning of the Civil War. The book recounted Jacobs' unusual experience of slavery; in particular, her ability, as a ... More


Foundation of Florida’s Political History

Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos

in The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066127
eISBN:
9780813058337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066127.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the historic, political environment from Florida’s territorial beginnings through statehood and the Civil War. It distinguishes Florida’s territorial beginnings ... More


The Setting That Shaped Booker T. Washington's Entrepreneurial Philosophy

Michael B. Boston

in The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington: Its Development and Implementation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034737
eISBN:
9780813038193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034737.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the factors which shaped Booker T. Washington's entrepreneurial ideas. The political, economic, and social settings of the United States in the post-Reconstruction era, ... More


Triumph and Assassination

Hans L. Trefousse

in First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224685
eISBN:
9780823234936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224685.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the events during the last days of Abraham Lincoln. The civil war had ended at this time, and the Reconstruction Era began. Because of his programs that seemed to serve the ... More


Ku-Klux Attacks Define Southern Public Life

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Klan attackers, government officials, and Klan victims each for their own reasons, intended for the story of Klan attacks to circulate. Ku-Klux, of course, dictated many of the terms of the attack, ... More


Redeeming Reconstruction: White Evolutionary Ascension and the Acquisition of Spirit in Carry On

Aaron Shaheen

in Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198857785
eISBN:
9780191890406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857785.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter assesses the government-sponsored periodical Carry On, which frequently used the term “spirit” not just to describe the resilience of individual disabled veterans, but also the ... More


“Light Is Bursting upon the World!”: White Supremacy and Racist Violence against Blacks in Reconstruction Kansas

Brent M. S. Campney

in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes the emergence of antiblack violence in Kansas in the 1860s and 1870s. It argues that a dominant “Free State narrative” that has traditionally interpreted Kansas as a locale of ... More


The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement

Richard M. Valelly

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226845289
eISBN:
9780226845272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226845272.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Reconstruction era marked a huge political leap for African Americans, who rapidly went from the status of slaves to voters and officeholders. Yet this hard-won progress lasted only a few ... More


Introduction Talk with You Like a Woman

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book begins with a description of how Anna Julia Cooper and Lucy Cox both struggled to be understood as women of intelligence and vision. Their differing positions, however, shaped how they ... More


A New Generation of Post-Reconstruction Leaders

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the backgrounds and early adult experiences of five key leaders of the national organizations the book considers. These leaders are T. Thomas Fortune, founder of the National ... More


Labor in the Old New South

Joseph B. Atkins

in Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110805
eISBN:
9781604733259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the history of the relationship between labor and the press from the Reconstruction era up to the eve of the Second World War. It examines the role of newspapers in the ... More


African Americans And The Post–Civil War United States

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Martí was witness to unhappy consequences of the U.S. Civil War, including a post-Reconstruction era in the South full of violence and repression. He reported on lynchings of blacks throughout the ... More


From Slavery to Freedom: The Future of the Black Race or Racial Mixing as Degeneration

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses changes introduced by three Reconstruction-era amendments and their consequences for the census. These amendments include the suppression of slavery by the Thirteenth Amendment ... More


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