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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


The Road to Sweatt v. Painter

Peter Charles Hoffer

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226614281
eISBN:
9780226614458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226614458.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Sweatt v. Painter case gained Heman Sweatt a place in the University of Texas Law School; more important was the first victory for the LDF campaign against segregation, abandoning the earlier ... 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


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


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 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


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


Coming of Age: 1892–1916

Michael E. Lynch

in Edward M. Almond and the US Army: From the 92nd Infantry Division to the X Corps

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813177984
eISBN:
9780813177991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177984.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The book opens with Almond’s development from boyhood through college, his marriage, and entry into the Army, which set the pattern for his life and military career. Life at the Virginia Military ... 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


The Opinion

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025675
eISBN:
9780197559963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025675.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

To know that Brown was a great occasion, one need only think back on the advocates. The old order crumbled, but not without eloquence. Indeed, at the oral ... More


To Bus or Not to Bus

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1945-1978

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025675
eISBN:
9780197559963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025675.003.0014
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The Supreme Court in Swann drove the yellow school bus down the road of racial reform. And a bumpy journey it would prove to be. Why, one wonders, did the ... More


From Academia to Board Room and Science Policy

Jeannette Brown

in African American Women Chemists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199742882
eISBN:
9780197563038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742882.003.0010
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Reatha Clark King is a woman who began life in rural Georgia and rose to become a chemist, a college president, and vice president of a major corporate foundation. ... More


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