The Road to Jim Crow

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The Road to Jim Crow

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Making extensive use of primary sources, C. Christopher Brown has broken new ground and filled a long overlooked gap in Maryland history. Here is the story of African Americans on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, from the promise-filled days following the end of slavery to the rise of lynch law, segregation, and systematic efforts at disenfranchisement. Resisting, as best they could, attempts of the Democratic "White Man’s Party" to render them second-class citizens, black communities rallied to their churches and fought determinedly to properly educate their children and gain a measure of political power. The Eastern Shore's Cambridge, guided by savvy and energetic leaders, became a political and cultural center of African American life.

ISBN

9780996594417

Publication Date

11-2015

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

City

Baltimore

Disciplines

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law and Race | Legal History

The Road to Jim Crow

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