In response to a question
0 comment Sunday, September 14, 2014 |
Several months ago, a commenter (was it Margrave?) asked me if I knew of any good sources which would explain the system referred to as 'Jim Crow.' I said I didn't know, offhand, of a good source. Books in print which do not hew to the politically correct point of view are few and far between, as are online sources, though there may be some on
However I was looking over this web page from Spirit Water Blood which reproduces a long exchange involving the late Dennis Wheeler, who was a great defender of the South, and in letter #3 from Wheeler, about halfway through the letter, he mentions 'Jim Crow' in the context of Reconstruction. The whole page is worth reading for those interested in the issues discussed.
If anyone has any other sources that they think worth mentioning, please offer them.

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