The Rise And Fall Of Jim Crow Sparknotes

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This book describes the explorations of the Spanish explorer, Hernando DeSoto in North America. DeSoto's exploration was the first major interaction of Native Americans in North America. DeSoto and other explorers spent four years roaming the eastern half of the United States. The DeSoto Chronicles provide ethnological information about DeSoto's exploration. These documents provide records of the most civilized Native American culture in that time period- the Mississippian Indians. This relates to our Georgia Studies class because in Georgia Studies we learned that the Mississippian culture was the most advanced culture and Hernando DeSoto wrote about the Mississippian chiefdom systems. We also learned that he wanted to spread Catholicism…show more content…
The book The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow describes the laws that were put in place after the Civil War, Jim Crow laws. These laws were created to discriminate and disenfranchise blacks. It blocked the educational, economic, social growth and opportunities for black southerners. Blacks could not vote or serve on juries. Black people had to eat, drink, and go to school in a separate place from whites. This relates to Georgia Studies because we learned that Jim Crow laws where the racial phenomenon of Georgia in this time period. Another racial phenomenon that we learned about in Georgia Studies is the Disenfranchisement of blacks. Many events were passed to prevent African Americans from moving up in the southern economy. In 1877, poll taxes were created on voting. This prevented poor blacks from being able to vote. Another attempt of disenfranchisement was The Grandfather Clause. The Grandfather Clause took place from 1890 to 1910. This clause meant that if you were a white person, and your grandfather voted then you would be able to vote. This allowed illiterate whites to vote. These racial phenomenon's were both examples of the racial tension in Georgia in this time
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