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The Resource The accident of color : a story of race in Reconstruction, Daniel Brook

The accident of color : a story of race in Reconstruction, Daniel Brook

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The accident of color : a story of race in Reconstruction
Title
The accident of color
Title remainder
a story of race in Reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Brook
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Language
eng
Summary
"A history of the first civil rights movement and the origins of black and white in America. When we hear "civil rights," we tend to think of the 1950s and 1960s activism that put an end to Jim Crow segregation laws. In The Accident of Color, Daniel Brook takes us to New Orleans and Charleston, where before the Civil War, free, biracial people-- sometimes referred to as "browns"-- exercised many rights of citizenship. During Reconstruction, as a black- white binary displaced that nuanced tripartite system, "browns" made common cause with the formerly enslaved and allies at the fringes of whiteness. Tragically, the significant legal victories they scored together-- like desegregating streetcars and schools-- were swept away by a fierce backlash, which culminated in the Jim Crow regime. By revisiting a turning point in the evolution of America's racial system, The Accident of CColor brings to life a moment from our distant past that illuminates the origins of the racial lies we live by"--
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10783737
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Brook, Daniel
Dewey number
305.8009763/35
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F380.R33
LC item number
B76 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Racially mixed people
  • Racially mixed people
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • Southern States
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a story of race in Reconstruction
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The accident of color : a story of race in Reconstruction, Daniel Brook
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: down the memory hole -- Introduction: les ambassadeurs -- Misfit metropolises -- Strange confederates -- Legally black -- Freedom riders -- Progress on parchment -- Browns versus Board of education -- Radical university -- Laws and outlaws -- The great betrayal -- Fade to black and white -- Conclusion: living the lie
Control code
2019001184
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 344 pages
Isbn
9780393247442
Lccn
2019001184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1103323578
Label
The accident of color : a story of race in Reconstruction, Daniel Brook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: down the memory hole -- Introduction: les ambassadeurs -- Misfit metropolises -- Strange confederates -- Legally black -- Freedom riders -- Progress on parchment -- Browns versus Board of education -- Radical university -- Laws and outlaws -- The great betrayal -- Fade to black and white -- Conclusion: living the lie
Control code
2019001184
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 344 pages
Isbn
9780393247442
Lccn
2019001184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1103323578

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