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South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900 : Southern Classics - George Brown Tindall

South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900

Southern Classics

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Published: 1st November 2002
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African Americans in the state after Reconstruction and before Jim Crow; First published in 1952, South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900 rediscovers a time and a people nearly erased from public memory. In this pathbreaking book, George B. Tindall turns to the period after Reconstruction before a tide of reaction imposed a new system of controls on the black population of the state. He examines the progress and achievements, along with the frustrations, of South Carolina's African Americans in politics, education, labor, and various aspects of social life during the short decades before segregation became the law and custom of the land. Chronicling the evolution of Jim Crow white supremacy, the book originally appeared on the eve of the Civil Rights movement when the nation's system of disfranchisement, segregation, and economic oppression was coming under increasing criticism and attack. Along with Vernon L. Wharton's The Negro in Mississippi, 1865-1890 (1947) which also shed new light on the period after Reconstruction, Tindall's treatise served as an important source for C. Vann Woodward's influential The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1955). South Carolina Negroes now reappears fifty years later in an environment of reaction against the Civil Rights movement, a situation that parallels in many ways the reaction against Reconstruction a century earlier. A new introduction by Tindall reviews the book's origins and its place in the literature of Southern and black history.

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Series Editors' Prefacep. xi
Introduction: Revisiting South Carolina Negroes, 1877-1900p. xiii
Foreword to the First Editionp. xxix
Slavery and Reconstructionp. 1
The Twilight of Reconstructionp. 15
The Decline of the Republican Partyp. 41
Negroes in Politicsp. 54
Nullification of the Fifteenth Amendmentp. 68
Negroes in Agriculturep. 92
Nonagricultural Pursuitsp. 124
The Liberian Exodusp. 153
The Migratory Urgep. 169
The Negro Churchp. 186
Educationp. 209
The Context of Violencep. 233
Crime and Convict Leasingp. 260
Care of the Indigent and Defectivep. 277
Social Lifep. 282
The Color Linep. 291
Some Evaluationsp. 303
Bibliographyp. 311
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9781570034947
ISBN-10: 157003494X
Series: Southern Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st November 2002
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.29  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Type: New edition