Jim Crow: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Nikki Brown, Barry Stentiford
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  • ISBN-10: 1610696646
  • ISBN-13: 9781610696647
  • DDC: 305.896
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Many Americans imagine that African Americans' struggle to achieve equal rights has advanced in a linear fashion from the end of slavery until the present. In reality, for more than six decades, African Americans had their civil rights and basic human rights systematically denied in much of the nation. Jim Crow: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic sheds new light on how the systematic denigration of African Americans after slavery-known collectively as "Jim Crow"-was established, maintained, and eventually dismantled. Written in a manner accessible to high school and junior high students as well as undergraduate readers, this book examines the period of Jim Crow after slavery that is often overlooked in American history curricula. An introductory essay frames the work and explains the significance and scope of this regrettable period in American history. Written by experts in their fields, the entries will enable readers to understand the long hard road before the inception of the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century while also gaining a better understanding of the experiences of minorities in the United States-African Americans, in particular.



  • Nikki Brown
  • Barry Stentiford

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
Guide to Related Topics.
Jim Crow Chronology.
1: Abernathy, Ralph David.
2: Advertising.
3: Affirmative Action.
4: Alabama.
5: Alabama Council on Human Relations.
6: Albany Civil Rights Movement.
7: Arkansas.
8: Armed Forces.
9: Atlanta Compromise, The.
10: Baldwin, James.
11: Bates, Daisy.
12: Baton Rouge Bus Boycott.
13: Berea College v. Kentucky.
14: Bethune, Mary McLeod.
15: Birth of a Nation, The (1915).
16: Black Cabinet, The.
17: Black Codes.
18: Black Like Me and John Howard Griffin.
19: Black Nationalism.
20: Blues.
21: Brown v. Board of Education.
22: Brown v. Board of Education, Legal Groundwork for.
23: Buchanan v. Warley (1917).
24: Chicago Race Riot of 1919.
25: Churches.
26: Cinema.
27: Civil Rights Act of 1875.
28: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
29: Civilian Conservation Corps.
30: Cold War.
31: Colored Farmers' Alliance.
32: Confederate Flag.
33: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
34: Democratic Party.
35: Detroit Race Riot of 1943.
36: Disenfranchisement.
37: Double V Campaign.
38: East St. Louis Riot of 1917.
39: Eugenics.
40: Evers, Medgar.
41: Executive Order 9981.
42: Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC).
43: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
44: Florida.
45: Garvey, Marcus.
46: Georgia.
47: Great Depression.
48: Great Migration.
49: Health Care.
50: Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
51: Housing Covenants.
52: Humor and Comedic Traditions.
53: Jim Crow.
54: Johnson, Jack.
55: Kentucky.
56: King, Martin Luther, Jr..
57: Ku Klux Klan.
58: Labor Unions.
59: Lawson, James Morris, Jr..
60: Little Rock Nine.
61: Louisiana.
62: Lynching.
63: Malcolm X.
64: March on Washington Movement.
65: Marriage, Interracial.
66: Marshall, Thurgood.
67: Meredith, James.
68: Minstrelsy.
69: Mississippi.
70: Montgomery Bus Boycott.
71: Nadir of the Negro.
72: National Association of Colored Women.
73: Negro League Baseball.
74: New Deal.
75: North Carolina.
76: Parks, Rosa.
77: Passing.
78: Plessy v. Ferguson.
79: Poll Taxes.
80: Prisons.
81: Racial Customs and Etiquette.
82: Reconstruction.
83: Red Summer.
84: Republican Party.
85: Robinson, Jackie.
86: Roosevelt, Franklin D..
87: Rustin, Bayard.
88: Segregation, Residential.
89: Sharecropping.
90: Sit-Ins.
91: South Carolina.
92: Sundown Towns.
93: Texas.
94: Till, Emmett.
95: Truman, Harry S..
96: Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.
97: Virginia.
98: Voting Rights Act of 1965.
99: Wallace, George.
100: Washington, Booker T..
101: Wells-Barnett, Ida B..
102: White Citizens Council.
103: World War I.
104: World War II.
Primary Documents.
Excerpts from Plessy v. Ferguson (1896).
Executive Order 9981 (1948).
Excerpts from Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
The Southern Manifesto, Aka Declaration of Constitutional Principles (1956).
Excerpts from Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editors.