The basic impulse behind the Occupy movement regarding economic disparity in American society resonates with this call to dismantle the new Jim Crow
by letting "the oppressed go free" (Luke 4:18).
As a legally enforced social hierarchy predicated upon racial "knowledge," Jim Crow
was a system that both precluded and produced intimacies--some realized through contact, others cultivated and lived solely in the realm of fantasy.
Ghosts of Jim Crow
insightfully draws the broad plot lines of the American racial paradigm:
Deluxe Jim Crow
should appeal to those with an interest in the history of US politics, health policy, medicine, race, and the South.
Brian Norman's Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow
in Post-Civil Rights American Literature examines the novel, drama, and film in terms of (the author's own coinage) the "neo-segregation narrative.
laws were ordinances passed after 1877 by Southern states in defiance of the 14th Amendment.
Washington, who grew up after emancipation but became active as writers as Jim Crow
superseded the ideals of Reconstruction in the 1890s.
The emphasis on Jim Crow
laws and Negro League baseball make this a valuable classroom resource--it would pair well with Kadir Nelson's We Are the Ship (Hyperion, 2008/VOYA April 2008).
To support this contrast, the author describes life in the army camps and provides a vivid picture of how Jim Crow
continued to dominate the lives of black soldiers and how tension between blacks and whites remained at escalated levels.
Lhamon's newly edited collection of Rice's works, Jim Crow
, American, or Heather S.
Board of Education (1954) and the Voting Rights Act (1965), and to construct narratives that emphasize individual and collective African American agency in the lengthy struggle against Jim Crow
Alexander traces the history of slavery and Jim Crow
, pointing out the ways systems of racial oppression adapted and evolved in the United States.