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Defying disfranchisement : Black voting rights activism in the Jim Crow South, 1890-1908

Author: R Volney Riser
Publisher: Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana State University Press, ©2010.
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Jim Crow strengthened rapidly and several southern states adopted new constitutions designed primarily to strip African American men of their right to vote. Since the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited eliminating voters based on race, the South concocted property requirements, literacy tests, poll taxes, white primaries, and white  Read more...
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Riser, R. Volney.
Defying disfranchisement.
Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana State University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009048364
(OCoLC)460061369
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Volney Riser
ISBN: 9780807137413 0807137413
OCLC Number: 659563964
Description: 1 online resource ([ix], 326 pages)
Contents: Prologue : April 27, 1903 --
We must either fight or submit : phase one begins --
If thine eye be evil : the road to Williams v. Mississippi --
The grandfather clause : phase two begins --
Negroes have organized : Alabama's disfranchisers, Black activists, and the courts --
An appeal to the colored citizens of Alabama : registration and resistance --
The enemies' works : the Alabama cases begin --
Swords and torches : the Virginians enter the fray --
The second Dred Scott case : Giles v. Harris is decided --
The banner Negroes : fighting to the end.
Responsibility: R. Volney Riser.

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Jim Crow strengthened rapidly and several southern states adopted new constitutions designed primarily to strip African American men of their right to vote. Since the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited eliminating voters based on race, the South concocted property requirements, literacy tests, poll taxes, white primaries, and white control of the voting apparatus to eliminate the regionÆs black vote almost entirely. Desperate to save their ballots, black political leaders, attorneys, preachers, and activists foug.

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