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Plessy vs. Ferguson : A Brief History With Documents

Plessy vs. Ferguson : A Brief History With Documents - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312137434

Cover of Plessy vs. Ferguson : A Brief History With Documents 97 (ISBN 978-0312137434)
ISBN13: 978-0312137434
ISBN10: 0312137435
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 1997
International: No

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Plessy vs. Ferguson : A Brief History With Documents - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312137434

Brook Ed. Thomas

ISBN13: 978-0312137434
ISBN10: 0312137435
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

Brook Thomas is chair of the English and Comparative Literature Department at the University of California, Irvine. After a book on James Joyce's Ulysses (1982), he turned his attention to the intersections of law, literature, and cultural history in the United States. He is author of Cross-Examinations of Law and Literature: Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville (1987): The New Historicism and Other Old-Fashioned Topics (1991); and American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract (1997). He has lectured on Plessy v. Ferguson to more than five thousand undergraduates over the course of several years.

Author Bio

Thomas, Brook : University of California-Irvine

Brook Thomas is chair of the English and Comparative Literature Department at the University of California, Irvine. After a book on James Joyce's Ulysses (1982), he turned his attention to the intersections of law, literature, and cultural history in the United States. He is author of Cross-Examinations of Law and Literature: Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Melville (1987): The New Historicism and Other Old-Fashioned Topics (1991); and American Literary Realism and the Failed Promise of Contract (1997). He has lectured on Plessy v. Ferguson to more than five thousand undergraduates over the course of several years.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Part I. Introduction: The Legal Background

The Civil War Amendments
The Slaughter-House Cases and Their Implications
The Civil Rights Cases and Their Consequences
Plessy's Argument before the Court
The Majority Decision
Harlan's Dissent

Part II. The Documents

1. Plessy v. Ferguson, May 18, 1896
2. Selected Views on the "Race Question" at the Time of Plessy
3. Responses to Plessy

The Press
Legal Periodicals
African American Intellectuals
Sixteen Years after the Decision

Part III. Conclusion: In the Wake of Plessy

Appendices

Members of the Court
Chronology of Events Related to Plessy (1849-1925)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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