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American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow

 
 
 
 
American Nightmare: The History of Jim Crow
Author: Jerrold M. Packard - Jerrold Packard
ISBN 13: 9780312302412
ISBN 10: 31230241
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 2003-07-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $21.99
 
 

For his eighth book on social institutions, Packard takes up the structure of exclusion and discrimination devised by white Americans to maintain first-class social and economic status for themselves and denying it primarily to black Americans but also Hispanics, Asians, and others. His story focuses on the former Confederacy, where the structure was codified in statutes until the triumph of the civil rights movement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Jim Fraiser

...an even-handed, well-crafted relating of Jim Crow's tragic southern reign, and his none-too-soon dethronement.. —and author of Shadow Seed