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Here lies Jim Crow : civil rights in Maryland

Author: C Fraser Smith
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though he lived throughout much of the South -- and even worked his way into parts of the North for a time -- Jim Crow was conceived and buried in Maryland. From Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney's infamous decision in the Dred Scott case to Thurgood Marshall's eloquent and effective work on Brown v. Board of Education, the battle for black equality is very much the story of Free State women and men. Here, Baltimore  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, C. Fraser, 1938-
Here lies Jim Crow.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607761882
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Fraser Smith
ISBN: 9781421407654 1421407655
OCLC Number: 1083264648
Description: xii, 308 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue : Laboring sons: Jim Crow on a bulldozer --
Taney and Douglass. Freddy Bailey in Baltimore: "Almost a free citizen" ; "Mere property": Taney and Douglass on the national stage ; A Southern gentleman's manifesto: Taney's infamous decision ; Taney's legacy: words that don't die --
Suing Jim Crow. "Blood at the roots": the mob helps raise a movement ; A new vision: economic leverage ; Eugene O'Dunne: court of justice ; Lillie May and Ted: God opened their mouths --
Different drummers. Healing arts: blue babies, black genius ; Esther McCready: a lover of solitude ; Walkers and thinkers: opinion leaders ; Malcontents: inside agitators ; Final sale: hats, tennis, and white coffee pots ; George Russell: the endurance of Jim Crow --
Roadblocks and resistance. All nations day: the civil rights merry-go-round ; Gloria Richardson: flash point ; Goon squad: the word on the street --
Seats at the table. Backlash: a martyred King and the making of a vice president ; The ballot: sit-in salads and lawn signs ; Exquisite balance: Taney and Marshall in Annapolis ; Dean Schmoke: renewing Houston's challenge --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: C. Fraser Smith.
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"Little Willie" Adams, and Walter Sondheim-who prepared Jim Crow's grave and waited for the nation to deliver the body.  Read more...

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While the book elaborates on Maryland's role in the beginning and end of the Jim Crow era, the most compelling aspect of the book is the stories Smith gleaned from dozens of interviews with Read more...

 
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