Segregation, Federal Policy or Racism?
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- Bibliography after every chapter
Most people know something of Jim Crow and the segregated South- even if only from melodramatic television and cinematic depictions. Few, however, know how it come into being. The antebellum South was not racially segregated. How did this post-war social arrangement come into being? Was it spontaneous codification of Southern racism or can its origins be found elsewhere?
In Segregation, New York playwright and historian John Chodes makes the cse that segregation was imported from and imposed on the South by the conquering North before it was adapted and institutionalized by the South.
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Ch. 1 The Slave South: An Integrated Society
Ch. 2 The Slave South: An Integrated Military
Ch. 3 Presidential Reconstruction: The South Still Integrated
Ch. 4 Congressional Reconstruction: Segregation Begins
Ch. 5 The Union League: Segregation Through Terror
Ch. 6 The Freedmen's Bureau: Segregation for Black Education
Ch. 7 The Morrill Act: Segregating Whites for Re-Education
Ch. 8 The Bureau of Education: Nationalizing Segregation
Ch. 9 Segregation by Fusing Church and State
Ch. 10 Conclusion: Reconstruction Continues into the 21st Century.