It is a small, well-written history of race integration in America. The surprising
thing about it is that the anti-integration and anti-black laws were introduced in
the South in the late 1890s. These were called "Jim Crow" laws, but the reason for
that name is lost in antiquity. Prior to the 1890s Southern blacks and whites lived
in the same neighborhoods, traded in the same stores and restaurants, rode the same
trains, and so on. The book gives the history of how this changed and how racism
and segregation grew.
Year Read: 1993
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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