Plessy vs. Ferguson A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312137435

ISBN-13: 9780312137434

Edition: 1997

Authors: Brook Thomas

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In 1896 the US Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Plessy v Ferguson which made possible a legal system of racial segregation in the US which was not overturned until the ruling of Brown v Board of Education in 1954.
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 205
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Introduction: The Legal Background
The Civil War Amendments
The Slaughter-House Cases and Their Implications
The Civil Rights Cases and Their Consequences
Plessy's Argument before the Court
The Majority Decision
Harlan's Dissent
The Documents
Plessy v. Ferguson, May 18, 1896
Selected Views on the "Race Question" at the Time of Plessy
The Race Question in the United States, September 1890
Race Amalgamation, August 1896
Capacity of the Negro--His Position in the North. The Color Line in New England, 1890
Atlanta Exposition Address, September 18, 1895
Central Law Review, January 17, 1896
Responses to Plessy
The Press
Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Equality, but Not Socialism, May 19, 1896
Tribune (New York), The Unfortunate Law of the Land May 19, 1896
Union Advertiser (Rochester, New York), State Sovereignty, May 19, 1896
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), A Strange Decision, May 20, 1896
Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts), May 20, 1896
Evening Journal (New York), May 20, 1896
Journal (Providence, Rhode Island), May 20, 1896
Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia), Separate Coaches, May 21, 1896
Weekly Blade (Parsons, Kansas), May 30, 1896
A.M.E. Church Review (Philadelphia), June 1896
Booker T. Washington, Who Is Permanently Hurt? June 1896
Legal Periodicals
Central Law Journal, August 14, 1896
Michigan Law Journal, 1896
American Law Review, 1896
Virginia Law Register, 1896
African American Intellectuals
Strivings of the Negro People, 1897
The Courts and the Negro, ca. 1911
Sixteen Years after the Decision
From The Fourteenth Amendment and the States, 1912
Dissenting Opinions of Mr. Justice Harlan,1912
Conclusion: In the Wake of Plessy
Members of the Court
Chronology of Events Related to Plessy (1849-1925)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
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