The Segregation In C. Vann Woodward's The Strange Career Of Jim Crow

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The Strange Career of Jim Crow, published in 1955 by C. Vann Woodward, actually helped to shaped a part of U.S history. It was around the same time when the Civil Rights Movement was happening in the United States and right after the Supreme Court ’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education; this book was published to expose a clear and illuminating analysis of the history of the Jim Crow Laws. The south had choices to make regarding race, and the establishment; Jim Crow was not a person but was affiliate to represent the system of government and segregation in the United States. Named after the ‘racial caste system,’ Jim Crow affected millions of americans. Woodward analyzes the impact on the segregation between the North and the South by defining an argument, “Racism was originated in the North.” During…show more content…
Thus the North was as racial unequal as the South. Woodward also mention a view of the situation through the speeches given by former president Lincoln, the “emancipator” as he stated himself. “We can not, then make them equals. I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race,” Lincoln mention in one of his speeches. This soon change as a variety of inconsitancy emerging between race relations as the freed slaves become more assertive, ambitious and confident. Woodward brings up the influence the intense pressure coming from the North. During the Civil Right Movement, blacks could vote, hold an elective and appointed offices; this was the time of ‘experiment to rigid uniformity between the whites and the backs that will later come to an end.”According to Woodward, during the years/decades affords the Civil War, there was no demand of the white population that the freed slaves be deprived and the “white supremacy” be considered as the “rule of the
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