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dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin-Stonham, Hilary
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T13:07:58Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T13:07:58Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/41579
dc.identifier47081*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/26930
dc.description.abstractThe history of Louisiana from slavery until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 shows that unique influences within the state were responsible for a distinctive political and social culture. In New Orleans, the most populous city in the state, this was reflected in the conflict that arose on segregated streetcars that ran throughout the crescent city. This study chronologically surveys segregation on the streetcars from the antebellum period in which black stereotypes and justification for segregation were formed. It follows the political and social motivation for segregation through reconstruction to the integration of the streetcars and the white resistance in the 1950s while examining the changing political and social climate that evolved over the segregation era. It considers the shifting nature of white supremacy that took hold in New Orleans after the Civil War and how this came to be played out daily, in public, on the streetcars. The paternalistic nature of white supremacy is considered and how this was gradually replaced with an unassailable white supremacist atmosphere that often restricted the actions of whites, as well as blacks, and the effect that this had on urban transport. Streetcars became the 'theatres' for black resistance throughout the era and this survey considers the symbolic part they played in civil rights up to the present day.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1K The Americas::1KB North America::1KBB USA
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJK History of the Americas
dc.subject.otherstreetcars
dc.subject.otherAfrican American
dc.subject.othercivil rights
dc.subject.otherwhite supremacy
dc.subject.otherNew Orleans
dc.titleFrom Slavery to Civil Rights
dc.title.alternativeOn the streetcars of New Orleans 1830s-Present
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByaa5f0a3b-b4a0-4754-9840-b645b364c5ef
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameLiverpool University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/
oapen.relation.isbn9781789622249
oapen.relation.isbn9781800348554
oapen.pages272
dc.dateSubmitted2020-09-04T10:08:46Z


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