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The Plessy case : a legal-historical interpretation

Author: Charles A Lofgren
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988, ©1987.
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In 1896 the U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson upheld 'equal but separate accommodations for the white and colored races' on all passenger railways within the state of Louisiana. In this account, which has implications for present-day America, Lofgren traces the roots of this landmark case in the post-Civil War South, stressing the constitutional, legal, and intellectual premises that shaped this episode.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lofgren, Charles A.
Plessy case.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1988, ©1987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Lofgren
ISBN: 9780195363487 0195363485 1280523662 9781280523663 0198020929 9780198020929 9786610523665 6610523665
OCLC Number: 654106176
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, [1] leaf, 269 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Charles A. Lofgren.


In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, the Supreme Court upheld a Louisiana state law enforcing racial segregation on passenger trains. This decision remained effectively the law of the land on  Read more...


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`Meticulous and painstakingly detailed, this lawyerly history supercedes all previous accounts of the landmark 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision.' Georgia Historical Quarterly

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