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American Nightmare (The History of Jim Crow)

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Overview

For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these rules governed nearly every aspect of life—and outlined draconian punishments for infractions.

The purpose of Jim Crow was to keep African Americans subjugated at a level as close as possible to their former slave status. Exceeding even South Africa's notorious apartheid in the humiliation, degradation, and suffering it brought, Jim Crow left scars on the American psyche that are still felt today. American Nightmare examines and explains Jim Crow from its beginnings to its end: how it came into being, how it was lived, how it was justified, and how, at long last, it was overcome only a few short decades ago. Most importantly, this book reveals how a nation founded on principles of equality and freedom came to enact as law a pervasive system of inequality and virtual slavery.

Although America has finally consigned Jim Crow to the historical graveyard, Jerrold Packard shows why it is important that this scourge—and an understanding of how it happened—remain alive in the nation's collective memory.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Jerrold M. Packard
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    304
    Publisher:
    St. Martin's Press (July 21, 2003)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780312302412
    ISBN-10:
    031230241X
    Weight:
    15.84oz
    Dimensions:
    6" x 9" x 0.68"
    Case Pack:
    26
    File:
    Macmillan Trade-Macmillan_Print_US_Trade_20190612075022-20190614.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
    List Price:
    $22.99
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    $17.01
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-STM
    Discount Code:
    A
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