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Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle Over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954 (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

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Most observers have assumed that school segregation in the United States was exclusively a southern phenomenon. In fact, many northern communities, until recently, engaged in explicit "southern style" school segregation whereby black children were assigned to "colored" schools and white children to white schools. Davison Douglas examines why so many northern communities did engage in school segregation (in violation of state laws that prohibited such segregation) and how northern blacks challenged this illegal activity. He analyzes the competing visions of black empowerment in the northern black community as reflected in the debate over school integration.

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Douglas (American constitutional law and history, William and Mary School of Law) explores two themes around the various efforts to desegregate schools in the northern US between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the modern civil rights movement. The first is the role of law in accomplishing racial change, and the disparity between the law and reality in the schools. The second is the ambivalence in the northern black community over the importance of school integration, and how that debate illuminates competing visions of black empowerment.
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Douglas (American constitutional law and history, William and Mary School of Law) explores two themes around the various efforts to desegregate schools in the northern US between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the modern civil rights movement. The first is the role of law in accomplishing racial change, and the disparity between the law and reality in the schools. The second is the ambivalence in the northern black community over the importance of school integration, and how that debate illuminates competing visions of black empowerment. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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

About the Author

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 (University of North Carolina Press, 1995), Redefining Equality (Oxford University Press, 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The struggle for black education in the antebellum north; 3. Legislative reform: banning school segregation, 1865-1890; 4. The spread of northern school segregation, 1890-1940; 5. Responding to the spread of northern school segregation: conflict within the black community, 1900-1940; 6. The democratic imperative: the campaign against northern school segregation, 1940-1954; 7. Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521845649
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Author:
Douglas, Davison
Author:
Douglas, Davison M.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
African Americans--Education--History
Subject:
Segregation in education -- United States.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
9.28x6.18x.91 in. 1.09 lbs.

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