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Author Brook, Daniel, author.

Title The accident of color : a story of race in Reconstruction / Daniel Brook.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.8009 BRO    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    305.80097 BRO    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xxiv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Racially mixed people -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Racially mixed people -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Racism -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century.
Racism -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780393247442

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