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Author Luxenberg, Steve, author.

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

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  342.730873 LUX    DUE 06-30-21
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Description xxii, 600 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-579) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Plessy, Homer Adolph -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Segregation in transportation -- Law and legislation -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 19th century.
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Harlan, John Marshall, 1833-1911.
Tourgée, Albion W., 1838-1905.
Brown, Henry Billings, 1836-1913.
Martinet, Louis A., 1849-1917.
ISBN 9780393239379 (hardcover)
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