Fireside, Harvey.

Separate and unequal : Homer Plessy and the Supreme Court decision that legalized racism / Homer Plessy and the Supreme Court decision that legalized racism Harvey Fireside ; introduction by Marc H. Morial. - 1st Carroll & Graf ed. - New York : Carroll & Graf, 2005. - xx, 396 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-365) and index.

Introduction : Emerging from Plessy's shadow / Mark H. Morial -- Chronology of major events in the history of civil rights in America -- Preface -- Interrupted journey -- Reconstruction promises never kept -- Carpetbaggers, scalawags, and redeemers -- Free people of color in New Orleans -- Plessy v. Louisiana : searching for precedents -- Fourteenth Amendment conspiracy -- En route to the Supreme Court -- Decision comes down -- Segregation without judicial restraints -- Walls begin to crumble -- Plessy finally meets its match -- Fifty years of integration : half measures and halting progress -- Appendix A : Plessy v. Ferguson, Decision by Justice H.B. Brown -- Appendix B : Plessy v. Ferguson, Dissent by Justice J.M. Harlan.

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Plessy, Homer Adolph--Trials, litigation, etc.


Segregation--Law and legislation--History.--United States
Segregation in transportation--Law and legislation--History.--Louisiana


United States--History.--Race relations

KF223.P56 / .F57 2005

342.7308/73

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