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The Resource Separate : the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation, Steve Luxenberg

Separate : the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation, Steve Luxenberg

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Separate : the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation
Title
Separate
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the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation
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Steve Luxenberg
Title variation
Separate
Title variation remainder
the story of Plessy versus Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation
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Language
eng
Summary
A myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced "separation" and its pernicious consequences. Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first. Separate spans a striking range of characters and landscapes, bound together by the defining issue of their time and ours--race and equality. Wending its way through a half-century of American history, the narrative begins at the dawn of the railroad age, in the North, home to the nation's first separate railroad car, then moves briskly through slavery and the Civil War to Reconstruction and its aftermath, as separation took root in nearly every aspect of American life. Award-winning author Steve Luxenberg draws from letters, diaries, and archival collections to tell the story of Plessy v. Ferguson through the eyes of the people caught up in the case. Separate depicts indelible figures such as the resisters from the mixed-race community of French New Orleans, led by Louis Martinet, a lawyer and crusading newspaper editor; Homer Plessy's lawyer, Albion Tourgée, a best-selling author and the country's best-known white advocate for civil rights; Justice Henry Billings Brown, from antislavery New England, whose majority ruling endorsed separation; and Justice John Harlan, the Southerner from a slaveholding family whose singular dissent cemented his reputation as a steadfast voice for justice. Sweeping, swiftly paced, and richly detailed, Separate provides a fresh and urgently-needed exploration of our nation's most devastating divide
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Luxenberg, Steve
Dewey number
342.7308/73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF223.P56
LC item number
L88 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Plessy, Homer Adolph
  • Harlan, John Marshall
  • Tourgée, Albion W
  • Brown, Henry Billings
  • Martinet, Louis A
  • Brown, Henry Billings
  • Harlan, John Marshall
  • Plessy, Homer Adolph
  • Tourgée, Albion W
  • Segregation in transportation
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • Segregation in transportation
  • Trials
  • Louisiana
  • United States
  • HISTORY / African American
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • LAW / Legal History
  • Louisiana
  • United States
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Separate : the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation, Steve Luxenberg
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-579) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacontent
Contents
Taking their seats : Massachusetts, 1838-1843 -- Harlan of Kentucky : 1853-1857 -- Brown of New England : 1856-1857 -- Tourgee of Ohio : 1858-1860 -- The free people of color : New 0rleans, 1860 -- "The Harlan name" : Kentucky, 1858-1862 -- "A war of which no man can see the end" : Brown in Detroit, 1860-1864 -- "For this I am willing to die" : Tourgee on the march, 1861-1863 -- "Claim your rights" : New Orleans and Washington, 1863-1864 -- Choosing sides : Harlan in Kentucky, 1865-1871 -- "A taste for judicial life" : Brown in Detroit, 1866-1872 -- Tourgee goes South : North Carolina, 1865-1870 -- Equal but separate : New Orleans and the north, 1867-1871 -- "Is not Harlan the man?" : Kentucky and Washington, 1875-1878 -- "Uncongenial strifes" : Brown and Tourgee, 1875-1879 -- Fool's errand : north and south, 1880-1883 -- The color line sharpens : 1883-1888 -- "The Negro question" : Mayville, Washington, and New Orleans, 1889-1890 -- "On behalf of 7,999,999 of my race" : New Orleans, Mayville, Detroit, and Washington, 1890-1891 -- Arrest : Mayville and New Orleans, 1892-1893 -- "You are fighting a great battle" : Washington, Mayville, and New Orleans, 1893-1895 -- In the nature of things : March, April, May 1896 -- Epilogue
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on1051778537
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 600 pages
Isbn
9780393239379
Lccn
2018043111
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051778537
Label
Separate : the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation, Steve Luxenberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-579) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taking their seats : Massachusetts, 1838-1843 -- Harlan of Kentucky : 1853-1857 -- Brown of New England : 1856-1857 -- Tourgee of Ohio : 1858-1860 -- The free people of color : New 0rleans, 1860 -- "The Harlan name" : Kentucky, 1858-1862 -- "A war of which no man can see the end" : Brown in Detroit, 1860-1864 -- "For this I am willing to die" : Tourgee on the march, 1861-1863 -- "Claim your rights" : New Orleans and Washington, 1863-1864 -- Choosing sides : Harlan in Kentucky, 1865-1871 -- "A taste for judicial life" : Brown in Detroit, 1866-1872 -- Tourgee goes South : North Carolina, 1865-1870 -- Equal but separate : New Orleans and the north, 1867-1871 -- "Is not Harlan the man?" : Kentucky and Washington, 1875-1878 -- "Uncongenial strifes" : Brown and Tourgee, 1875-1879 -- Fool's errand : north and south, 1880-1883 -- The color line sharpens : 1883-1888 -- "The Negro question" : Mayville, Washington, and New Orleans, 1889-1890 -- "On behalf of 7,999,999 of my race" : New Orleans, Mayville, Detroit, and Washington, 1890-1891 -- Arrest : Mayville and New Orleans, 1892-1893 -- "You are fighting a great battle" : Washington, Mayville, and New Orleans, 1893-1895 -- In the nature of things : March, April, May 1896 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1051778537
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 600 pages
Isbn
9780393239379
Lccn
2018043111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1051778537

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