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

Luxenberg, Steve (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780393239379
  • ISBN: 0393239373
  • Physical Description: print
    xxii, 600 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]

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General Note: Documents the story of the infamous nineteenth-century Supreme Court ruling in favor of segregation, tracing the half-century of history that shaped the ruling and the reverberations that are still being felt today.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-579) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 Orleans, 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.--
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
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