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De Facto Segregation: A National Myth

Richard Rothstein

in Facing Segregation: Housing Policy Solutions for a Stronger Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190862305
eISBN:
9780190862336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862305.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Communities and Organizations

The United States’ ability to desegregate metropolitan areas is hobbled by historical ignorance. Believing that segregation is de facto, resulting mostly from private prejudice and income ... More


The Busing Years: School Desegregation in the Wake of Swann

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Darius Swann, a black missionary, attempted to send his six-year-old son to an all-white school. Since the school board appealed to the busing order of the district court, the case reached the ... More


The Briar Patch

Bryan Wagner

in The Tar Baby: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172637
eISBN:
9781400885619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172637.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter explores how, according to the most common interpretation, the briar patch stands as a metaphor for culture, sometimes a subculture sustained by either de facto or de jure segregation. ... More


The Movement Evolves

J. Michael Butler

in Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627472
eISBN:
9781469627496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627472.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1964 transfer of Reverend W. C. Dobbins to an Alabama church changed the nature and the focus of the continuing black freedom struggle. Reverend H. K. Matthews asserted himself as the leading ... More


The Won Cause at Century's End

Barbara A. Gannon

in The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon.16
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Supreme Court justice John Harlan, known as the “Great Dissenter.” However, Harlan is better known today for his lone opposition to the Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which ... More


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