Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle Over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954

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Juli 2014



Examining why any northern communities engaged in school segregation and how this was challenged.


1. Introduction; 2. The struggle for black education in the antebellum north; 3. Legislative reform: banning school segregation, 1865-90; 4. The spread of northern school segregation, 1890-1940; 5. Responding to the spread of northern school segregation: conflict within the black community, 1900-40; 6. The democratic imperative: the campaign against northern school segregation, 1940-54; 7. Conclusion.


Davison M. Douglas is the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law at the William and Mary School of Law where he teaches courses in American constitutional law and history. From 1997-2004, he served as Director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at William and Mary. Douglas received a Ph.D. in American history (1992), a law degree (1983), and master's degree in religion (1983) from Yale University. He has written several articles and books dealing with American constitutional history, including Reading, Writing, and Race: The Desegregation of the Charlotte Schools (1995), Redefining Equality (1998) (edited, with Neal Devins), and articles in the Michigan Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Texas Law Review, and the UCLA Law Review. He has lectured on American constitutional law and history at universities throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.


'This is an excellently researched and detailed study of northern school desegregation campaigns over a very broad period of history.' History
EAN: 9780521845649
ISBN: 0521845645
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Historical Studies i'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2014
Seitenanzahl: 334 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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