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xxiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface: down the memory hole -- Introduction: les ambassadeurs -- Misfit metropolises -- Strange confederates -- Legally black -- Freedom riders -- Progress on parchment -- Brown versus Board of Education -- Radical university -- Laws and outlaws -- The great betrayal -- Fade to black and white -- Conclusion: living the lie.
Documents how the citizenship privileges of mixed-race urbanites in nineteenth-century New Orleans and Charleston were swept away by the political backlashes of the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras.