Hardback Stony the road : reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0525559531 9780525559535 (hbk.) :
The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked 'a new birth of freedom' in Lincoln's America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s America? In this book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the 'nadir' of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance. Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark colour line between white and black Americans.
xxii, 296 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm